Madulid, D.A. & Agoo, E.M.G. (IUCN SSC Philippine Plant Red List Authority)
The species is found in only one unprotected locality: Mt.CandalagaRange in Maragusan, CompostelaValley, where the individuals are distributed in small groups. A road infrastructure project is planned on part of the mountain. Moreover, the lower mountain slopes are being converted into banana plantations.
Given the small range, continuing decline in extent and quality of habitat, and the very small size of the population this species is listed as Critically Endangered.
The construction of a national highway in the area has facilitated easier human access and disturbance poses a threat to the species (these unusual flowers are often treated as visitor attractions). Furthermore, parts of the forest are being converted into banana plantations.