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