|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 endemic to southern Ecuador, where it is known only from the 1945 type collection. Discovered along the Río Collay, 3–8 km north of Sevilla de Oro. Not known to occur inside Ecuador’s protected areas network, but expected in the Parque Nacional Sangay. No specimens of this species are housed in Ecuadorean museums. Apart from habitat destruction, no specific threats are known.