|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 coastal Ecuador. A frequently encountered species in very wet forests in the Reserva Ecológica Mache-Chindul, where it grows along rivers or occasionally on very wet hills. Abundant in a tributary of the Río Dogola, near the Loma de los Guerrilleros, in the Bilsa private reserve. Other populations may occur near Piedrita, Cube (to Pircuta) and San Salvador. Considered Endangered due to a geographical range apparently restricted to the cordillera Mache-Chindul and due to the ongoing fragmentation of the area's forests. No specimens of this species are housed in Ecuadorean museums.