Monographs Details: Anacystis gloeocapsoides N.L.Gardner
Authority: Gardner, Nathaniel L. 1927. New Myxophyceae from Porto Rico. Mem. New York Bot. Gard. 7: 1-144. pl. 1-23.
Description:Species Description - Colonies spherical, more or less associated into groups adhering by their sticky walls or floating free, 15-30 µ diam.; cells not densely crowded in the colony, each secreting a tegument differentiated from the colonial tegument, 2-4 cells at times remaining in the special tegument for some time before its fusion with the general tegument, pale aeruginous, 2-2.4 µ diam.; restingspores only slightly changed vegetative cells; tegument firm and smooth on the surface, rather close-fitting, coral red, lamellose throughout the colony, the special teguments usually colored brighter than the colonial tegument.
Distribution and Ecology - Growing in association with other species of Myxophyceae on rocks by Laguna Joyuda, Mayagiiez, no. 1304, type.
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This species of Anacystis seems closely related to Gloeocapsa rosea Kuetz., judging from Kuetzing's original description. The description is, however, incomplete regarding the life history, and no specimens are available for comparison.