|Red List Category & Criteria:
||León-Yánez, S. & Pitman, N.
||Valencia, R., Pitman, N., Léon-Yánez, S. & Jørgensen, P.M. (Ecuador Plants Red List Authority)
A terrestrial herb endemic to Andean Ecuador. Classified as Vulnerable, because it is known from three populations and few collections. E. Asplund made the type collection between Nono and Nanegal in 1955. The paratypes were collected in 1955 in Salvador, close to San Juan, and in 1939, in San Jacinto de la Unión. Additional collections probably await among the many unidentified Gunnera specimens in Ecuadorian herbaria, but identification is hampered because no specimens of this species are housed in Ecuadorean museums. The genus is characteristic of secondary vegetation. Apart from habitat destruction, no specific threats are known.