|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, where it is known only from the type collection recorded by L. Sodiro in what is now the city of Santo Domingo, Pichincha province, in 1904. Since then the remaining vegetation of the area has been well studied but the species has not been recorded again, the widespread deforestation of the area during the twentieth century suggests that the species is at least locally extinct. No specimens of this species are housed in Ecuadorean museums. Apart from habitat destruction, no specific threats are known.