|Red List Category & Criteria:
||Montúfar, R. & Pitman, N.
||Valencia, R., Pitman, N., Léon-Yánez, S. & Jørgensen, P.M. (Ecuador Plants Red List Authority)
A shrub or treelet endemic to eastern Ecuador. Grows in wet forest generally below 1,000 m elevation, but higher in the cordilleras of Cutucú and Huacamayos. Not known to occur inside Ecuador’s protected areas network, but expected to be found in the Parque Nacional Sumaco-Napo-Galeras and perhaps in the Parque Nacional Yasuní. Apart from habitat destruction, no specific threats are known.