Subordinate Taxa
Scientific Name:
Myosotidium Hook., Bot. Mag. 15: t. 5137 (1859)
Type Taxon:
Myosotidium nobile (Hook.f.) Hook. = Myosotidium hortensia (Decne.) Baill.

Fls in dense corymbose cymes; calyx deeply 5-partite; corolla-tube short, throat with 5 protuberances; limb subrotate, lobes spreading; stamens short, anthers included; ovary 4-lobed; style short, thick, stigma capitate. Nutlets 4, flattened, winged, on conical central column. Stout succulent herb. Genus monotypic, confined to Chatham Is.

[From:  Allan (1961) Flora of New Zealand. Volume 1.]

Indigenous (Endemic)
Number of species in New Zealand within Myosotidium Hook.
Indigenous (Endemic)1
Heenan, P.B.; Schönberger, I. 2009: Typification of Myosotis hortensia Decne., the basionym of Myosotidium hortensium (Decne.) Baill., and its synonym Cynoglossum nobile Hook.f. (Boraginaceae). New Zealand Journal of Botany 47: 121–125.
Hooker, W.J. 1859: Curtis's Botanical Magazine 15
Mabberley, D.J. 2008: Mabberley's plant book, a portable dictionary of plants, their classification and uses. Edition 3. Cambridge University Press.