|Red List Category & Criteria:
||Santiana, J. & Pitman, N.
||Valencia, R., Pitman, N., Léon-Yánez, S. & Jørgensen, P.M. (Ecuador Plants Red List Authority)
A treelet or tree endemic to Ecuador, where it is known exclusively from the 1940 type collection. The type locality is in the Río Chanchán valley, 5 km north of Huigra. Not confirmed in any protected area, but should be looked for in the Parque Nacional Sangay. No specimens of this species are housed in Ecuadorean museums. Apart from habitat destruction, no specific threats are known.