|Red List Category & Criteria:
||Laegaard, S. & Pitman, N.
||Valencia, R., Pitman, N., Léon-Yánez, S. & Jørgensen, P.M. (Ecuador Plants Red List Authority)
A bamboo endemic to Ecuador, where it is known from nine subpopulations in upper Andean forest. Apparently common in wet forests of the eastern Andes, from Loja and Zamora-Chinchipe to southern Azuay. Protected in the Parque Nacional Podocarpus. Apart from habitat destruction, no specific threats are known.