|Red List Category & Criteria:
||Laegaard, S. & Pitman, N.
||Valencia, R., Pitman, N., Léon-Yánez, S. & Jørgensen, P.M. (Ecuador Plants Red List Authority)
A grass endemic to the western Andean foothills of Ecuador, where it is known only from the 1946 type collection. Discovered on a riverbank in an unknown locale in Imbabura province. Not confirmed to occur in Ecuador's protected areas network. No specimens of this species are housed in Ecuadorean museums. Apart from habitat destruction, no specific threats are known.