Classification
 Nomenclature
Scientific Name:
Myosotis glabrescens L.B.Moore in Allan, Fl. New Zealand 1, 812, 973 (1961)
Synonymy:
Type: Hector Mountains Otago east of Lake Wakatipu, 6000 feet (~1800 m ASL), Feb. 1890, D. Petrie s.n. (holo: WELT SP004736!†).
Etymology:
The Latin words glaber(hairless, smooth) and -escens (becoming, resembling) refer to the leaf trichomes being ‘early deciduous’ and ‘soon falling so that most of plant is glab[rous]’ (Moore 1961, p. 812).
 Description

Compact rounded cushion to 5 cm tall;  rootlets at some nodes.  Lvs imbricate to patent, very broadly spathulate;  hairs short, stiff, ± appressed on both surfaces of young lvs, caducous.  Fl. solitary, terminal. Calyx hairs sparse, appressed.  Corolla white,  c. 5 mm diam.;  tube ± cylindric;  filaments short;  anthers small, greater part above scale.

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

 Biostatus
Indigenous (Endemic)
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