|Red List Category & Criteria:
||León-Yánez, S. & Pitman, N.
||Valencia, R., Pitman, N., Léon-Yánez, S. & Jørgensen, P.M. (Ecuador Plants Red List Authority)
The assessment for this species appeared incorrectly as Near Threatened in the 2004 Red List. The correct status is Least Concern.
A herb or subshrub endemic to the Andes of northern Ecuador, where 15 subpopulations have been recorded. Occurs in shrubby vegetation and open areas in upper Andean forest. Confirmed in the Parque Nacional Cotopaxi, in the Reserva Geobotánica Pululahua, in the Reserva Ecológica Cayambe-Coca, and in the Reserva Ecológica Los Ilinizas. Recorded frequently in disturbed areas, which are likely fragments of what was once a single large subpopulation. Classified as Vulnerable by the IUCN in 1997 (Walter and Gillett 1998) but now considered Least Concern because of its ability to persist in disturbed areas.
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