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Wee Myosotis, quite common here. Some in flower. Near the tarn at 1400 m on Mt Titiroa flanks.

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Myosotis pulvinaris - Photo (c) Danilo Hegg, all rights reserved
gailtv's ID: Myosotis pulvinaris, a member of forget-me-nots (Genus Myosotis)
Posted by gailtv about 2 months ago (Flag)
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Posted by johnvandenhoeven about 2 months ago (Flag)
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I don't know if this is Myosotis pulvinaris. I think it may be an un-named entity currently called Myosotis 'non-pulvinaris'. @heidimeudt, what do you think?

Posted by rowan_hindmarsh_w... 30 days ago (Flag)
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Same comment I just made on the other, similar photo: the locality fits "nonpulvinaris"/aff. pulvinaris better, but unless I could see a specimen, and in particular see the underside of the leaves (are there retrorse hairs there?), it would be hard to tell. But it does look promising for "nonpulvinaris". Do you have a specimen @gailtv ?

Posted by heidimeudt 10 days ago (Flag)
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All I have is images. The specimens are up on Mt Titiroa.

Posted by gailtv 9 days ago (Flag)
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Myosotis pulvinaris - Photo (c) Danilo Hegg, all rights reserved
david_lyttle's ID: Myosotis pulvinaris, a member of forget-me-nots (Genus Myosotis)
Posted by david_lyttle 9 days ago (Flag)
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What is access like to Mt Titiroa? I was reading about it here: http://www.doc.govt.nz/parks-and-recreation/places-to-go/fiordland/places/fiordland-national-park/things-to-do/tracks/north-borland-track/
Or did you take a helicopter?

Posted by heidimeudt 9 days ago (Flag)
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It's a moderate/hard 2 day tramp from Manapouri via Hope Arm, or a moderate 3 day trip from Borland Lodge via North Borland Bivy. There aren't any proper tracks up to the top. You just have to follow your nose once you get off the walking tracks. It's a long way to go to collect that one species on foot.

Posted by rowan_hindmarsh_w... 1 day ago (Flag)
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Hi Heidi - we had a splurge and took a helicopter up and walked out. Our excuse was that we had a 2 day fine window and only 3 days before I had to head to work. We camped at the 1400 m tarn for 2 nights. The route is described in Moirs. It is a lovely tramp in good weather and the bit with no track up the steep face isn't so bad because it's open bush that is easily zigzagged - but I was going down - it would be a grunt up. We choppered up with Southern Lakes. I suspect that they go up there frequently -- could you talk to them about taking a sample for you, given the right permits?

Posted by gailtv 1 day ago (Flag)
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Myosotis pulvinaris - Photo (c) Danilo Hegg, all rights reserved
gailtv's ID: Myosotis pulvinaris, a member of forget-me-nots (Genus Myosotis)
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Myosotis pulvinaris - Photo (c) Danilo Hegg, all rights reserved
Community ID: Myosotis pulvinaris, a member of forget-me-nots (Genus Myosotis)
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