Scientific Name:
Myosotis retrorsa Meudt, Prebble & Hindmarsh-Walls in Meudt & Prebble, Austral. Syst. Bot. 31: 91-95 (2018)
Type: New Zealand: South Island: Fiordland, above Lake Wapiti, Doon River, Campbell Creek, 1370 m ASL, 21 Feb. 2016, R. Hindmarsh-Walls s.n.(holo: WELT SP104687).
The epithet is derived from the Latin retrorsus(retrorse, facing backwards), refers to the characteristic retrorse trichomes on the abaxial side of the leaves.
Indigenous (Endemic)
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]
Meudt, H.M.; Prebble, J.M. 2018: Species limits and taxonomic revision of the bracteate-prostrate group of southern hemisphere forget-me-nots (Myosotis, Boraginaceae), including description of three new species endemic to New Zealand. Australian Systematic Botany 31: 48–105.