Classification
 Nomenclature
Scientific Name:
Myosotis traversii Hook.f., Handb. New Zealand Fl. 194 (1864)
Synonymy:
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!
Etymology:
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 teara.govt.nz/en/biographies/1t105/travers-william-thomas-locke, accessed 22 March 2021).
 Description

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.]

 Biostatus
Indigenous (Endemic)
Number of subspecific taxa in New Zealand within Myosotis traversii Hook.f.
CategoryNumber
Indigenous (Endemic): Extinct1
Indigenous (Endemic)2
Total3