|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 Andean Ecuador, where it is known from several populations on wet, shady cloudforest slopes in Pichincha province. The largest population is on the Quito-Santo Domingo road (to Chiriboga), mainly at km 59 and km 82. Not known to occur inside Ecuador’s protected areas network, but present in the Río Guajalito private reserve and potentially also in the Reserva Ecológica Cotacachi-Cayapas and the Reserva Ecológica Los Ilinizas. No specimens of this species are housed in Ecuadorean museums. Apart from habitat destruction, no specific threats are known.