A new species of Cryptantha Lehmann ex Fischer & C. A. Meyer (Boraginaceae), C. marioricardiana Teillier, is described. The new species is a chamaephytic shrub, a very infrequent character in the genus. This species grows in Chile, in the coastal Atacama Desert (III Region de Atacama, 28°S).
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Vol. 19 • No. 3