Maesa brevipedicellata, a new species of Maesa (Primulaceae-Maesoideae) from Papua New Guinea, is described and illustrated based on herbarium specimen observations. The collections of this species resemble M. rufovillosa and were previously determined as that species. Maesa brevipedicellata is unique with its selfsupporting habit, hispid hairs throughout and paniculate inflorescences with very short pedicels. This new species mainly differs from M. rufovillosa by the habit (tree/shrub in M. brevipedicellata vs climber in M. rufovillosa) and the inflorescence structure (panicles in M. brevipedicellata vs simple racemes in M. rufovillosa).

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doi.org/10.3767/blumea.2020.65.01.10
Blumea: Biodiversity, Evolution and Biogeography of Plants
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Sumanon, P., Eiserhardt, W.L., Balslev, H., & Utteridge, T.M.A. (2020). Maesa brevipedicellata (Primulaceae), a new species from Papua New Guinea. Blumea: Biodiversity, Evolution and Biogeography of Plants, 65(1), 83–85. doi:10.3767/blumea.2020.65.01.10