|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 from two widely spaced subpopulations in the western Andes. One was recorded at Tandacato and another near Huigra; both are now severely disturbed by human settlements and croplands. Not known to occur inside Ecuador’s protected areas network. No specimens of this species are housed in Ecuadorean museums.