|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 coastal Ecuador, where it grows in disturbed and exposed areas. First recorded in 1934, at the Hacienda Santa Lucía, in Los Ríos. Subsequently collected in Morona-Santiago by W. Camp and in Guayas, where no data exists for the collection locale. No specimens of this species are housed in Ecuadorean museums. Apart from habitat destruction, no specific threats are known.