Uvaria hirsuta Jack is one of the more common species of the genus Uvaria (Annonaceae) in the Malay Peninsula and Sumatra. The original type was destroyed in 1824, and any duplicates which may have existed are now lost. Wallich Herbarium Catalogue no. 6458b is proposed here as neotype for U. hirsuta. The specimen is of high quality, includes both flowers and fruits, and was collected at the type locality soon after Jack's original collections.