|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 Andean forest in Ecuador. Five subpopulations are mentioned in the literature (Clark 1989) and new collections have revealed at least three more. Not protected in Ecuador's protected areas network, but known to occur in the Río Guajalito and Mindo private reserves. Apart from habitat destruction, no specific threats are known.