|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 or treelet endemic to Ecuador, where it has been collected at least three times on the western slopes of the Andes. The type, collected in the nineteenth century, is from Guamaxilla, in forests along the Río Toachi. More than a century later, the species was collected again in secondary forest of the Hacienda Changuil, close to Agua Clara. Recently collected 1,000 m higher than the previous collections, in Carchi province. Not confirmed in any protected area. Apart from habitat destruction, no specific threats are known.