Classification
 Nomenclature
Scientific Name:
Myosotis venosa Colenso, Trans. & Proc. New Zealand Inst. 28: 606 (1895 [1896])
Synonymy:
  • = Myosotis astonii Cheeseman, Trans. & Proc. New Zealand Inst. 42: 217 (1909 [1910]) – as Myosotis (Exarrhena) Astoni
  • = Myosotis diversifolia Petrie, Trans. & Proc. Roy. Soc. New Zealand 50: 208 (1917 [1918])
 Description

Rosette lvs few, lamina broad-ovate;  hairs fine, silky, scarcely overlapping, ± spreading.  Lateral branches sometimes rooting below, ascending;  stem lvs  c. = internodes.  Cymes ebracteate, many-flowered; internodes > calyx at fruiting.  Calyx hairs mostly on margins and ribs.  Corolla white,  c. 7 mm diam.;  tube funnelform;  filaments carrying anthers well above scales.

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

 Biostatus
Indigenous (Endemic)
 Phenology

Flowering: Dec.–Feb.; Fruiting: Dec.–Feb.

 Bibliography
Cheeseman, T. F. 1910 ("1909"): Some Recent Additions to the Flora of New Zealand. Transactions and Proceedings of the New Zealand Institute 42: 216–218.
Colenso, W. 1896: Phænogams: A description of a few more newly-discovered indigenous plants; being a further contribution towards the making known the botany of New Zealand. Transactions and Proceedings of the New Zealand Institute 28: 591–613.
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.; 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]
Petrie, D. 1918 ("1917"): Descriptions of New Native Flowering-Plants. Transactions and Proceedings of the Royal Society of New Zealand 50: 207–211.