Classification
 Nomenclature
Scientific Name:
Myosotis matthewsii L.B.Moore in Allan, Fl. New Zealand 1, 832, 973 (1961)
Synonymy:
Type citation: ‘Mauterangi, Kaitaia, Type: W[ELT SP00]2562, R.H. Matthews, Nov.–Dec. 1900.’ Type: Kaitaia, Nov.–Dec. 1900, R.H. Matthews s.n. (holo: WELT SP002562!†).
 Description

Plant erect or sprawling, possibly annual.  Rosette lvs long-petiolate; lamina orbicular;  hairs short, stiff, sparse, appressed, fewer abaxially. Lateral branches sometimes repeatedly branched;  lvs mostly < internodes;  lamina orbicular.  Cymes not clearly defined;  lf associated with fl. sessile, broadly ovate.  Pedicel 2–3× calyx at fruiting.  Calyx deeply divided;  hairs on lobes confined to margins and ribs.  Corolla white, 5–8 mm diam., openly campanulate;  filaments = lobes.

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

 Biostatus
Indigenous (Endemic)
 Phenology

Fruiting: Nov.–Jan.

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