|Red List Category & Criteria:
||Jaramillo, T., Cornejo, X. & Pitman, N.
||Valencia, R., Pitman, N., Léon-Yánez, S. & Jørgensen, P.M. (Ecuador Plants Red List Authority)
A shrub endemic to Ecuador's coastal lowlands, where it is known from three subpopulations in northern Esmeraldas province. Confirmed to occur inside the Reserva Ecológica Cotacachi-Cayapas and the Reserva Etnica Awá. The principal threat is habitat destruction following logging and colonization. A Peruvian collection needs confirmation (Vásquez 1997).