|Red List Category & Criteria:
||Cotton, E. & Pitman, N.
||Valencia, R., Pitman, N., Léon-Yánez, S. & Jørgensen, P.M. (Ecuador Plants Red List Authority)
A subshrub endemic to Ecuador, where it is known from five collections confined to a small area in the eastern Andes between Baños and Puyo. Not reported in the last 33 years. Not known to occur inside Ecuador’s protected areas network, but may be found inside the northern part of Parque Nacional Sangay. Considered "Rare" by the IUCN in 1997 (Walter and Gillett 1998). Plants are small and inconspicuous, which may discourage collectors. The species' holotype was destroyed in the Berlin herbarium during the Second World War. No specimens of this species are housed in Ecuadorean museums. Apart from habitat destruction, no specific threats are known.