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Cryptanthus is a genus of flowering plants in the family Bromeliaceae, subfamily Bromelioideae. The genus name is from the Greek cryptos (hidden) and anthos (flower). This genus has two recognized subgenera: the type subgenus and Hoplocryptanthus Mez. All species of this genus are endemic to Brazil.[1][2] The common name for any Cryptanthus is “Earth star”.[3]

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Cryptanthus acaulis (Lindley) Beer
var. ruber hortus ex Beer
Cryptanthus alagoanus Leme & J.A. Siqueira
Cryptanthus arelii H. Luther
Cryptanthus argyrophyllus Leme
Cryptanthus bahianus L.B. Smith
Cryptanthus beuckeri E. Morren
Cryptanthus bibarrensis Leme
Cryptanthus bivittatus (Hooker) Regel
var. atropurpureus Mez
Cryptanthus bromelioides Otto & Dietrich
Cryptanthus burle-marxii Leme
Cryptanthus capitatus Leme

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