A new species, Cryptocarya glabriflora, is described and illustrated. It differs from other Malagasy species of Cryptocarya in being entirely glabrous, in its coriaceous, obovate or obovate-elliptic leaves with a rounded apex and in its inflorescences being 3.5 to 9 cm long. Eight species of Ravensara, now considered a synonym of Cryptocarya, are transferred to Cryptocarya. New names are proposed for six of these eight species.
Lauraceae, Cryptocarya, Ravensara, Madagascar, new species, new combinations