Classification
 Nomenclature
Scientific Name:
Myosotis capitata Hook.f., Bot. Antarct. Voy. I. (Fl. Antarct.) Part I, 56 (1844)
Synonymy:
Type: Auckland Islands. Lord Auckland’s Group, s.dat., J.D.Hooker (K, first-step lecto, designated by L. B. Moore in H. H. Allan (Ed.), Fl. New Zealand 1: 820 (1961); second-step lecto, designated here:K000787888!*; isolecto:K000787889!).
Etymology:
The Latin word capitatus means ‘with a knob-like head’ (Stearn 1998) and refers to the tightly compacted inflorescence, which appears to be capitate.
 Description

Rosette lvs to 12 × 2.5 cm, covered above with long silky spreading hairs.  Lateral branches erect, to 30 cm long;  internodes < lvs. Cymes ebracteate, usually branched;  fls many and crowded.  Corolla deep blue, 4–8 mm diam.;  tube cylindric;  lobes broad, flat;  anther tips about level with scales.

[From:  Webb et al. (1988) Flora of New Zealand. Volume 4.]

 Biostatus
Indigenous (Endemic)
 Phenology

Flowering: Nov.–Feb.; Fruiting: Dec.–Feb.

 Bibliography
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de Lange, P.J.; Norton, D.A.; Heenan, P.B.; Courtney, S.P.; Molloy, B.P.J.; Ogle, C.C.; Rance, B.D. 2004: Threatened and uncommon plants of New Zealand. New Zealand Journal of Botany 42(1): 45–76.
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