|Red List Category & Criteria:
A4c; B1ab(iii); D2
||León-Yánez, S. & Pitman, N.
||Valencia, R., Pitman, N., Léon-Yánez, S. & Jørgensen, P.M. (Ecuador Plants Red List Authority)
A shrub endemic to Ecuador's dry coastal forest. Two subpopulations are in the Parque Nacional Machalilla: one near Aguas Blancas, on the Puerto López-Las Peñas road, and the other on the Isla de la Plata. A third subpopulation apparently has been recorded near Manta. No specimens of this species are housed in Ecuadorean museums. Apart from habitat destruction, no specific threats are known.