Monographs Details: Aphanothece conferta var. brevis 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 3.5 µ diam., 4.5-5 µ long, when in rapid division subspherical, otherwise as the species.

Distribution and Ecology - Growing on a water pipe by a stream, near Maricao, no. 1147, type; on rocks between Utuado and Adjuntas, no. 1635 a.