A new species of Maesa (Primulaceae-Maesoideae) is described from Indonesian New Guinea. Maesa megistophylla is unique in the genus in the combination of the very long elliptic leaves, and racemes with subsessile flowers. The species is illustrated, taxonomic affinities are discussed, and is assessed as Data Deficient according to the criteria of IUCN.

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Keywords Ericales, Indonesia, Malesia, South-East Asia, Taxonomy
Journal Blumea: Biodiversity, Evolution and Biogeography of Plants
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Utteridge, T.M.A. (2015). A new species of Maesa (Primulaceae-Maesoideae) from New Guinea. Blumea: Biodiversity, Evolution and Biogeography of Plants, 59(3), 226–228.