Monographs Details: Chroothece willei N.L.Gardner
Authority: Gardner, Nathaniel L. 1927. New Myxophyceae from Porto Rico. Mem. New York Bot. Gard. 7: 1-144. pl. 1-23.
Description:Species Description - Cells cylindrical, straight or more or less curved, with rounded ends, pale aeruginous to slightly yellowish, without tegument 5.8-6.2 µ diam., 18-22 µ long; tegument 8-10 µ thick, hyaline, homogeneous.

Distribution and Ecology - Growing in small clusters among other Myxophyceae, on limestone, Hato Arriba, Arecibo, no. 1410, type.


This is a very distinct species with relatively long and narrow cells, many of which are more or less curved. Unfortunately, the material is not abundant, as shown by its sparsity in the previously mentioned collection, the only one in which it was found.