|Red List Category & Criteria:
||Jaramillo, T., Cornejo, X. & Pitman, N.
||Valencia, R., Pitman, N., Léon-Yánez, S. & Jørgensen, P.M. (Ecuador Plants Red List Authority)
A shrub endemic to Ecuador, where it is known to occur on the slopes of Volcán Tungurahua. The type was collected by R. Spruce in 1857, probably inside what is now the Parque Nacional Sangay. Two later collections do not include precise locale data: the Pearce collection in the second half of the nineteenth century, in the "Andes of Ecuador", and the Benoist collection 70 years after the type collection, in Baños. No specimens of this species are housed in Ecuadorean museums. Apart from habitat destruction, no specific threats are known.