|Red List Category & Criteria:
||Freire-Fierro, A. & Pitman, N.
||Valencia, R., Pitman, N., Léon-Yánez, S. & Jørgensen, P.M. (Ecuador Plants Red List Authority)
A shrub endemic to Andean Ecuador. Known from nine subpopulations, including some protected by the Parque Nacional Llanganates and the Reserva Ecológica Cayambe-Coca. The only type was destroyed in the Berlin herbarium during the Second World War; a photograph survives in the Field Museum, USA. A specimen in the QPLS herbarium is likely an isotype or a paratype, since "Monnina equatoriensis" is written on it. Even subpopulations inside protected areas are threatened by fires, grazing and deforestation.