|Red List Category & Criteria:
||Santiana, J. & Pitman, N.
||Valencia, R., Pitman, N., Léon-Yánez, S. & Jørgensen, P.M. (Ecuador Plants Red List Authority)
A shrub endemic to Ecuador. The only known record is from Gualea, Pichincha province, where the species was collected 100 years ago by Padre L. Sodiro. This taxon is one of only ten species in the genus that has peltate leaves. Not known to occur in Ecuador's protected areas network, but could potentially grow in the Reserva Geobotánica Pululahua. No specimens of this species are housed in Ecuadorean museums. Apart from habitat destruction, no specific threats are known.