Scientific Name:
Myosotis traversii Hook.f., Handb. New Zealand Fl. 194 (1864)
Type: South Island. Discovery Peaks, 1860, Travers s.n. (lecto, designated by L. B. Moore in H. H. Allan (Ed.), Fl. New Zealand 1: 817 (1961): K 000787891!*, upper left-hand plant on sheet; syn: South Island. Wai-au in valley, s. dat., Travers s.n.; K [H2012/00752-13!], three plants upper right; South Island. Tarndale, Nelson, Jan. 1861, Sinclair s.n. (K [H2012/00752-13!] two plants upper left, and K000787893!
Hooker’s epithet traversii honours lawyer, explorer and naturalist William Thomas Locke Travers (1819–1903), who immigrated to New Zealand in 1849 with his family, and who, accessed 22 March 2021).

Plants very compact and ± ball-shaped;  rosette lvs spathulate; hairs numerous on both surfaces.  Lateral branches to 15 cm long; internodes usually < lvs.  Stem lvs hairy on both surfaces.  Cymes compound, mostly ebracteate, many-flowered, compact at fruiting.  Calyx with short, appressed hairs overall contrasting with scattered, long, spreading, coarse hooked hairs.  Corolla lemon-yellow to white,  c. 4 mm diam.;  tube cylindric;  filaments very short;  anther tips protruding.

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

Indigenous (Endemic)
Number of subspecific taxa in New Zealand within Myosotis traversii Hook.f.
Indigenous (Endemic): Extinct1
Indigenous (Endemic)2