|Red List Category & Criteria:
||Cotton, E. & Pitman, N.
||Valencia, R., Pitman, N., Léon-Yánez, S. & Jørgensen, P.M. (Ecuador Plants Red List Authority)
A shrub endemic to Ecuador, where it is known only from two nineteenth-century collections, one from the Chapacote (Magdalena)–Guaranda road and the other recorded near Guaranda. Not known to occur inside Ecuador’s protected areas network. No specimens of this species are housed in Ecuadorean museums. Apart from habitat destruction, no specific threats are known.