Classification
 Nomenclature
Scientific Name:
Myosotis pygmaea Colenso, Trans. & Proc. New Zealand Inst. 16: 334 (1883 [1884]) – as Myosotis pygmæa
Synonymy:
  • = Myosotis ramificata G.Simpson, Trans. Roy. Soc. New Zealand 79: 426 (1952)
 Description

Rosettes 1-several cm diam., ground-hugging;  lvs obovate to spathulate;  upper surface hairy;  undersurface almost or quite glabrous. Lateral branches few to many, decumbent;  internodes usually < lvs. Cymes usually simple, few- to many-flowered, bracteate throughout;  bracts usually > internodes;  pedicel < calyx.  Corolla white to cream, 0.5–3 mm diam.;  tube cylindric;  filaments very short;  anthers wholly included.

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

 Biostatus
Indigenous (Endemic)
 Bibliography
Colenso, W. 1884: A further contribution towards making known the botany of New Zealand. Transactions and Proceedings of the New Zealand Institute 16: 325–363.
de Lange, P.J.; Heenan, P.B.; Given, D.R.; Norton, D.A.; Ogle, C.C.; Johnson, P.N.; Cameron, E.K. 1999: Threatened and uncommon plants of New Zealand. New Zealand Journal of Botany 37: 603–628.
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. [as Myosotis pygmaea Colenso var. pygmaea] [Declining]
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. [as Myosotis aff. pygmaea (CHR 244566; Volcanic Plateau); Myosotis pygmaea Colenso var. pygmaea]
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. [Declining; Taxonomically indistinct]
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. [Declining; Naturally Uncommon]
Simpson, G. 1952: Notes on some New Zealand Plants and Descriptions of New Species (No. 5). Transactions of the Royal Society of New Zealand 79: 419–435.