Monographs Details: Chroococcus heanogloios 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:Chroococcaceae
Description:Species Description - Cells homogeneous, olive-green, aggregated into small groups on the filaments of the host, associated into colonies of 2-4, spherical when existing singly, 8-10 µ diam., compressed and angular in colonies of 2 or 4; colonies of 4 with tegument 18-20 µ diam.; tegument hyaline, homogeneous, thin and apparently membranaceous but glutinous.

Distribution and Ecology - Growing more or less epiphytic on Scytonema capitatum on rocks about ten kilometers north of IJtuado, no. 1537 c, type.

Discussion:

The unusual epiphytic habit, and the very thin, somewhat gelatinous tegument are characters distinguishing this species of Chroococcus.