|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 subshrub endemic to Ecuador, where it is known from six collections in coastal foothills forest of the Andes. The type was collected in 1934 in Cotopaxi province, cantón Pujilí, at the Hacienda Salento. The most recent collection is from 1993, on the northern side of Torre de Bijagual in the Ila mountains. Another population may persist at the Hacienda Clementina, near the Río Pita, in Los Ríos province, where it was last recorded in 1939. Not known to occur inside Ecuador’s protected areas network. No specimens of this species are housed in Ecuadorean museums. Apart from habitat destruction, no specific threats are known.