Classification
 Nomenclature
Scientific Name:
Myosotis concinna Cheeseman, Trans. & Proc. New Zealand Inst. 17: 235 (1885) – as Myosotis (Exarrhena) concinna
Synonymy:
Type: South Island. Mount Owen, Nelson, alt. 4500 feet (1370 m), T.F.Cheeseman s.n. (lecto, designated by L. B.Moore in H. H. Allan (Ed.), Fl.New Zealand 1: 828 (1961): AK 7549!*; isolecto: WELT SP002360!; syn: South Island. Mount Owen, Nelson, alt. 3500 feet (1065 m), Jan. 1882, T.F.Cheeseman s.n. (AK 7548! and AK 210592!*). Excluded syn: South Island. Mount Arthur, alt. 4000 feet (1200 m), T.F.Cheeseman s.n., represent M. brockiei subsp. brockiei (note there are two specimens at AK that match the locality and collector information from the original description but they are both dated ‘Jan. 1886’, which postdates Cheeseman (1885; AK 7550!, AK 221074!)).
Etymology:
The epithet is derived from the Latin concinnus and means neat, pretty or elegant (Stearn 1998).
 Description

Rosette lvs narrowly elliptic-spathulate;  hairs finely silky, appressed, ± overlapping, abaxially regularly retrorse.  Lateral branches ascending;  stem lvs > lower internodes.  Cymes ebracteate, usually branched, many-flowered, compact.  Calyx narrow;  lobes  c. 1/2 length.  Fls scented.  Corolla yellow, to 12 mm diam.;  tube cylindric to above calyx; filaments long and conspicuous.

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

 Biostatus
Indigenous (Endemic)
 Phenology

Flowering: Jan.

 Bibliography
Cheeseman, T.F. 1885: New species of plants. Transactions and Proceedings of the New Zealand Institute 17: 235–236.
de Lange, P.J.; Norton, D.A.; Courtney, S.P.; Heenan, P.B.; Barkla, J.W.; Cameron, E.K.; Hitchmough, R.; Townsend, A.J. 2009: Threatened and uncommon plants of New Zealand (2008 revision). New Zealand Journal of Botany 47: 61–96. [Naturally uncommon]
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.
de Lange, P.J.; Rolfe, J.R.; Barkla J.W.; Courtney, S.P.; Champion, P.D.; Perrie, L.R.; Beadel, S.N.; Ford, K.A.; Breitwieser, I.; Schönberger, I.; Hindmarsh-Walls, R.; Heenan, P.B.; Ladley, K. 2018: Conservation status of New Zealand indigenous vascular plants, 2017. New Zealand Threat Classification Series No. 22. [Naturally Uncommon]
de Lange, P.J.; Rolfe, J.R.; Champion, P.D.; Courtney, S.P.; Heenan, P.B.; Barkla, J.W.; Cameron, E.K.; Norton, D.A.; Hitchmough, R.A. 2013: Conservation status of New Zealand indigenous vascular plants, 2012. New Zealand Threat Classification Series 3. Department of Conservation, Wellington. [Naturally Uncommon]