|Red List Category & Criteria:
||Freire-Fierro, A. & 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 only from the type collection, made before 1950 on the Quito-Santo Domingo road. The type locale is not inside Ecuador’s protected areas network. Considered Endangered due to the large-scale degradation of the area. Apart from habitat destruction, no specific threats are known.