Scientific Name:
Myosotis umbrosa Meudt, Prebble & Thorsen in Meudt & Prebble, Austral. Syst. Bot. 31: 89-93 (2018)
Type: New Zealand: South Island: Otago, Rock and Pillar Range, 31 Dec. 2005, M.J. Thorsen s.n. (holo: WELT SP089905†).
The epithet means shady or shadowy and is derived from the Latin umbra(shadow, shade) and alludes to the habitat of this species, which is in the shade of rock pillars.
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. [Nationally Critical]
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.