Classification
 Nomenclature
Scientific Name:
Myosotis monroi Cheeseman, Man. New Zealand Fl. 469 (1906)
Synonymy:
Type: South Island. Dun Mountain, Nelson, 4000 feet (1220 m), Cheeseman s.n. (lecto, designated by L. B. Moore in H. H. Allan (Ed.) Fl. New Zealand 1: 826 (1961): AK 7546!*; syn: NEW ZEALAND. South Island. Red Hills, Wairau Valley, Nelson, Jan. 1882, Cheeseman s.n. (AK 7545!); South Island. Dun Mountains, s. dat., leg. ign. s. n. (Herb. T.F. Cheeseman, Ex Col. Museum: AK 7544!); South Island. Dun Mountains, 29 Nov. 1853, Monro s.n. (K000787880!); South Island. Nelson, Dun Mountain, Nov. 1861, Travers 33 (K000787879!).
Etymology:
Cheeseman’s epithet monroi honours Sir David Monro (1813–1877), Scottish settler to New Zealand who collected many plant specimens on the South Island, particularly from the Nelson area, and who sent specimens and correspondence to William J. Hooker of Kew (Godley 2003).
 Description

Rosette lvs spathulate;  hairs short, straight, appressed, not overlapping, abaxially few or 0.  Lateral branches ascending;  stem lvs > lower internodes, narrow-elliptic, with long softer hairs fringing margin.  Cymes ebracteate, many-flowered, compact.  Calyx hairs stiff, straight, sparse, a few hooked.  Corolla yellow,  c. 6 mm diam.; tube flaring slightly at mouth;  filaments long, conspicuous, standing well above corolla.

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

 Biostatus
Indigenous (Endemic)
 Phenology

Flowering: Nov.–Dec.–(Apr.); Fruiting: Feb.–Mar.–(Apr.)

 Bibliography
Cheeseman, T.F. 1906: Manual of the New Zealand Flora. Government Printer, Wellington.
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]