Classification
 Nomenclature
Scientific Name:
Myosotis cheesemanii Petrie, Trans. & Proc. New Zealand Inst. 18: 296 (1886)
 Description

Loose cushion to 3 cm tall, rooting from some nodes;  stems leafy throughout.  Lf lamina elliptic,  c. = petiole;  hairs rather stiff, closely appressed, sparser abaxially, long and fringing on petiole.  Lvs on fl. stems sessile, closely hairy on both surfaces.  Cyme simple;  fls 2–4, each with a bract.  Calyx hairs uniform, closely appressed.  Corolla white, 7–8 mm diam.;  tube cylindric, > lobes;  filaments short;  anther tips just projecting above large scales.

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

 Biostatus
Indigenous (Endemic)
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