Monographs Details: Anacystis pulchra 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 - Colonies spherical, 45-70 µ (up to 150 µ) diam., free, containing 32-64 (up to 128) cells, not forming a stratum; cells not congested in the colony, spherical to very irregular in outline, 7.5-10 µ diam., aeruginous, homogeneous, remaining in sheaths for some time, forming groups of 4-16 before the teguments become homogeneous; resting spores of the same shape as the cells, 11-14 µ diam., with a dense, thin, coral-red wall, smooth or very finely granular; tegument firm, smooth and rigid on the surface, more or less lamellose, coral-red, or pink, deeper color on the surface and on the separate tegument, paler in the general mass.

Distribution and Ecology - Growing with other Myxophyceae on the soil by the road toward Monte Montoro, Maricao, no. 1094, type.

Discussion:

PLATE 4, FIGURE 43