Monographs Details: Gloeocapsa ovalis 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 - Cells adhering into small families, rarely containing more than 4 cells, associated with other species of algae forming a thin dark stratum on rocks, 5.8-6.2 µ diam. without the tegument, 9-12 µ diam. with the tegument, spherical when alone, remaining angular for some time after division, bright aeruginous, homogeneous; families of two cells 12-14 µ long, broadly ellipsoidal, those of 4 cells 14-16 µ long; tegument hyaline, more or less lamellose on the family, homogeneous on the single cells.

Distribution and Ecology - Growing on limestone between Utuado and Adjuntas, no. 1640, type.

Discussion:

PLATE 2, FIGURE 25