|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 western Ecuador, where it is known from two or three populations. First recorded in 1859 by R. Spruce in an unknown locale of Chimborazo province. Collected in the same province by R. Rimbach in 1945, in the Río Chanchán valley, and collected in Cañar province by J. Rose in 1918, around Santa Rosa. Could potentially occur in the Reserva Faunística Chimborazo. No specimens of this species are housed in Ecuadorean museums. Apart from habitat destruction, no specific threats are known.