|Red List Category & Criteria:
||Clark, J.L., Skog, L.E. & Pitman, N.
||Valencia, R., Pitman, N., Léon-Yánez, S. & Jørgensen, P.M. (Ecuador Plants Red List Authority)
A terrestrial herb endemic to Andean Ecuador, where it is known from six populations in Pichincha province. The largest populations are on the Quito-Santo Domingo road (to Chiriboga), between Chiriboga and El Empalme (kms 49–59). Not confirmed in Ecuador’s protected areas network, but present in the Río Guajalito private reserve and potentially also in the Reserva Ecológica Los Ilinizas. No specimens of this species are housed in Ecuadorean museums. Apart from habitat destruction, no specific threats are known.