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Henrik Balslev

Maesa brevipedicellata (Primulaceae), a new species from Papua New Guinea

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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 self-supporting 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).

Original languageEnglish
JournalBlumea: Journal of Plant Taxonomy and Plant Geography
Pages (from-to)83-85
Number of pages3
Publication statusPublished - 2020

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