|Red List Category & Criteria:
||Santiana, J. & Pitman, N.
||Valencia, R., Pitman, N., Léon-Yánez, S. & Jørgensen, P.M. (Ecuador Plants Red List Authority)
A shrub endemic to southern Ecuador, where it is known from two or three populations. First collected in 1876 in an undetermined locale, and recollected 69 years later by W. Camp in Cañar province. Additional collections were made between 1946 and 1974 at undetermined locales of Loja province. Although not known to occur in protected areas, expected in the Parque Nacional Podocarpus. Considered Endangered because of the drastic alteration of its habitat during the twentieth century. No specimens of this species are housed in Ecuadorean museums.