Ecology. Tucuman-Bolivian montane forest; on shrubs (Mimosaceae), lianas, trunk and branches of trees. Elevation. 960-2240 m. Distribution. Bolivia: Chuquisaca, Santa Cruz. World range: Ecuador to northwest Argentina, southeast Brazil.
Cryphaea brevipila is characterized by the narrowly ovate leaves, short acuminate apex, mostly plane margins, relatively ± percurrent costa, and short elliptical (ca. 2:1) median and upper lamina cells.