A new species of Kuepferia (Gentianaceae), K. pringlei D.Maity and Sentu K.Dey from north Sikkim, Eastern Himalaya, is described and illustrated. Details of habitat, phenology and conservation status are given, and it is compared to related species. This previously undescribed species is most similar to, but distinct from, Kuepferia leucantha (Harry Sm. ex T.N.Ho and S.W.Liu) Adr.Favre, known from Bhutan and China. © 2015 Trustees of the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh.