|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 shrub endemic to Andean Ecuador, where it is known from a single 1996 collection made in the Los Cedros private reserve, in Imbabura province. According to the description, the species is common between 1000 and 1600 m elevation in wet pre-montane forests in Los Cedros. Not known to occur inside Ecuador’s protected areas network. Apart from habitat destruction, no specific threats are known.