Monographs Details: Synechocystis primigenia N.L.Gardner
Authority: Gardner, Nathaniel L. 1927. New Myxophyceae from Porto Rico. Mem. New York Bot. Gard. 7: 1-144. pl. 1-23.
Family:Merismopediaceae
Description:Species Description - Cells perfectly spherical in the resting stage, without visible membrane or gelatinous tegument, 0.8-1 µ diam., pale aeruginous.

Distribution and Ecology - Growing on limestone between Hatillo and Arecibo, no. 1377 b, type; on the wall of a church, forming, in company with other Myxophyceae, a thin stratum, Sabana Grande, no. 953 b.

Discussion:

This is the smallest and simplest example of all the known species of the genus.

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