Classification
 Nomenclature
Scientific Name:
Myosotis uniflora Hook.f., Handb. New Zealand Fl. 192 (1864)
Synonymy:
Type: terraces of River Hopkins among grass and shingle, 2000–3000 feet (~600–900 m), Dec. 1863, J. Haast (lecto (here designated): K000787907!†; isolecto: K000787908!, K000787910! and CHR 97402!).
Etymology:
The epithet derives from the Latin unus (one) and floris (flower) and refers to the solitary flowers of this species.
 Description

Compact rounded cushion with woody taproot.  Stems 1–5 cm long, crowded, ± erect, closely covered with imbricating lvs;  lamina narrow-elliptic to almost subulate;  tip subacute;  hairs all stiff, appressed, ± overlapping.  Flowering branchlets short, not projecting above cushion;  fls terminal, usually solitary.  Calyx hairs uniform, stiff, appressed, overlapping.  Corolla yellow fading to white, both colours often present on a cushion, 4–5 mm diam.;  tube long-cylindric.  Filaments short;  anther tips just above scales.

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

 Biostatus
Indigenous (Endemic)
 Phenology

Flowering: Sep.–Nov.; Fruiting: Nov.–Jan.

 Bibliography
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