|Red List Category & Criteria:
||Cotton, E. & Pitman, N.
||Valencia, R., Pitman, N., Léon-Yánez, S. & Jørgensen, P.M. (Ecuador Plants Red List Authority)
A shrub, treelet or tree endemic to Ecuador, where it is known from 20 populations on the eastern slopes of the Andes. Although it has a wide distribution, it has not been confirmed in Ecuador’s protected areas network; three collections are from the Jatun Sacha private reserve, near Misahuallí. Could occur in foothill forest of the Parque Nacional Sumaco-Napo-Galeras and maybe at lower elevations in the Parque Nacional Llanganates and the Parque Nacional Sangay. Considered "Rare" by the IUCN in 1997 (Walter and Gillett 1998). Apart from habitat destruction, no specific threats are known.