Vascular – Native
Herbs - Dicotyledons other than Composites
The National Vegetation Survey (NVS) Databank is a physical archive and electronic databank containing records of over 94,000 vegetation survey plots - including data from over 19,000 permanent plots. NVS maintains a standard set of species code abbreviations that correspond to standard scientific plant names from the Ngä Tipu o Aotearoa - New Zealand Plants database.
Current conservation status
The threat classification status of all known New Zealand vascular plant taxa at the rank of species and below were reassessed in 2017 using the New Zealand Threat Classification System (NZTCS) – more information about this can be found on the NZTCS website This report includes a statistical summary and brief notes on changes since 2012 and replaces all previous NZTCS lists for vascular plants. Authors: By Peter J. de Lange, Jeremy R. Rolfe, John W. Barkla, Shannel P. Courtney, Paul D. Champion, Leon R. Perrie, Sarah M. Beadel, Kerry A. Ford, Ilse Breitwieser, Ines Schönberger, Rowan Hindmarsh-Walls, Peter B. Heenan and Kate Ladley. Please note, threat classifications are often suggested by authors when publications fall between NZTCS assessment periods – a suggested threat classification status has not been assessed by the NZTCS panel.
2017 | At Risk – Naturally Uncommon | Qualifiers: RR
Previous conservation statuses
2012 | At Risk – Naturally Uncommon | Qualifiers: RR
2009 | At Risk – Naturally Uncommon
2004 | Range Restricted
Endemic. South Island: Kahurangi National Park (Mt Owen Massif). There is also some suggestion that this species may be present on Mt Arthur
Subalpine to alpine on marble bluffs, boulders and talus.
Stout, tufted, perennial herb. Rosette-leaves 50-110 × 7-11 mm, narrowly elliptic-spathulate, petiole slender and almost equal to lamina in length, tip subacute; hairs very finely silky, appressed, ± overlapping on upper surface, on undersurface similar but regularly retrorse. Lateral branches ascending to erect, 150-200 mm long, leafless below cyme, lower internodes < leaves. Stem-leaves c.25 × 7 mm, lanceolate with rounded base and narrowing to subacute tip, sessile; hairs similar to those on rosette-leaves but less closely appressed, on undersurface many retrorse especially on lower leaves. Cymes usually forked, ebracteate, many-flowered, 10-20 mm long or more, internodes very short, pedicels up to 6 mm long. Calyx 5-8 mm long, lobes cut to about half of calyx length, ± oblong and obtuse, hairs crowded, silky, appressed, ± flexuous but not hooked, many retrorse at base. Flowers scented. Corolla yellow, c.9-12 mm diameter, tube cylindric to above calyx, c.6 mm long, flaring slightly at mouth, scales prominent, lobes spreading, up to 4 mm long, ± oblong; filaments long and conspicuous, standing well above corolla, anthers c.1·5 mm long, versatile; style > stamens, stigma capitate. Nutlets 2.4-2.9 × 1.3-1.7 mm, ovate, dark black.
Myosotis concinna is a well marked species easily recognised by its stout growth habit, erect and rather tall many flowered inflorescence’s which bear numerous large yellow flowers whose stamen filaments are unusually long and conspicuous, and which are clearly much larger than the anthers. It is unlikely to be confused with any other species.
February - April
Difficult. Prone to fungal diseases. Dislikes humidity.
A naturally uncommon, narrow range endemic that is locally common within its few known habitats, all of which are protected within a National Park. Currently there are no known threats to this species.
concinna: Charming, elegant
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Fact Sheet prepared for NZPCN by P.J. de Lange 1 February 2008. Description based on Allan (1961).
References and further reading
Allan, H.H. 1961: Flora of New Zealand. Vol. I. Goverment Printer, Wellington.
NZPCN Fact Sheet citation
Please cite as: de Lange, P.J. (Year at time of access): Myosotis concinna Fact Sheet (content continuously updated). New Zealand Plant Conservation Network. https://www.nzpcn.org.nz/flora/species/myosotis-concinna/ (Date website was queried)