Monographs Details: Gloeothece parvula 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:Cyanobacteriaceae
Description:Species Description - Families containing up to 32 cells, but usually 8-16, free or collected into small masses among other algae, not forming a definite stratum alone, 12-18 µ diam.; cells cylindrical, 1.2-1.5 µ diam., 2-3 times as long as the diam., pale aeruginous; tegument hyaline, homogeneous, ample, 3-4 times as thick as the diameter of the lumen of the cell.

Distribution and Ecology - Growing in association with numerous other species of Myxophyceae, near Hato Arriba, Arecibo, no. 1410 b, type.

Discussion:

PLATE 3, FIGURE 30

The above-described species of Gloeothece is apparently a near relative of G. confiuens, a species, as a rule, with only two cells in a colony.