IUCN Red List Assessment
Red List Category Year Assessed
Critically Endangered Red List Criteria
Laegaard, S. & Pitman, N. Reviewer/s
Valencia, R., Pitman, N., Léon-Yánez, S. & Jørgensen, P.M. (Ecuador Plants Red List Authority) Contributor/s Justification
A grass endemic to Andean Ecuador, where it has been collected only once by K. Hartweg in 1841–43, near Quito. Possibly Extinct due to the aggressive growth of the metropolitan area since then. No specimens of this species are housed in Ecuadorean museums. Apart from habitat destruction, no specific threats are known.