Monographs Details: Merismopedia 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:Merismopediaceae
Scientific Name:Merismopedia N.L.Gardner
Description:Species Description - Families composed of 256-560 cells; membrane more or less distorted, 6.5-7.5 µ thick; cells subcylindrical in surface view just previous to cell division, 4.5-6 µ by 7.6 µ, nearly spherical in resting condition.

Distribution and Ecology - Growing in a pool about four kilometers north of Mayagiiez, no. 1310 a, type.

Discussion:

PLATE 1, FIGURE 6

This species of Merismopedia is to be distinguished from others by the combination of relatively large colonies containing relatively large cells.