A new species and a new variety of Vacciniumsect. Bracteata (Ericaceae), recently discovered in New Guinea, are described and illustrated. The new species, V. tectiflorum Danet, differs from other members of the genus by having the raceme sheltered under its subtending leaf. The new variety, V. minuticalcaratum J.J.Sm. var. magnibracteatum Danet, differs from the type variety by having floral bracts that are foliaceous and puberulous.
Ericaceae, Vaccinium, Bracteata, New Guinea, Indonesia, new species, new variety