Monographs Details: Gloeocapsa cartilaginea 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:Microcystaceae
Description:Species Description - Families adhering by their gelatinous walls forming a homogeneous, tough, cartilaginous stratum 2-2.3 mm. thick; cells spherical, pale aeruginous, 1.5-2.5 n diam., forming families of 2-4, rarely more; families of four, 6-8 µ diam.; common teguments hyaline, cartilaginous, homogeneous; teguments of individual cells and small families soon becoming confluent, not lamellose.

Distribution and Ecology - Growing on red soil near Maricao, no. 1025, type.

Discussion:

PLATE 2, FIGURE 21