|Red List Category & Criteria:
||Delgado, T. & Pitman, N.
||Valencia, R., Pitman, N., Léon-Yánez, S. & Jørgensen, P.M. (Ecuador Plants Red List Authority)
A tree endemic to coastal Ecuador, where it is known from seven populations. Two are inside the Reserva Ecológica Mache-Chindul and the Reserva Ecológica Cotacachi-Cayapas. The species has also been recorded in the Parque Nacional Machalilla in San Sebastian forest, where it is very rare. Other populations are known from the Reserva Etnica Awá, the Bilsa and Río Palenque private reserves, and the Santo Domingo-Quinindé road. All recorded populations are from mature forest. Common name: "jigua blanca". Apart from habitat destruction, no specific threats are known.