Monographs Details: Gloeocapsa cartilaginea var. minor 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 of four 7.5-9.5 µ diam., cells 0.8-1.2 µ diam., forming stratum 2-3 mm. thick, individual teguments very distinct and opalescent, otherwise as the species.

Distribution and Ecology - Growing on limestone between Hatillo and Arecibo, no. 1377, type; near Hato Arriba, Arecibo, no. 1428.