Monographs Details: Endospora olivacea 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 - Families containing as many as 64 cells, but usually fewer, varying from angular to subspherical, free or more or less accumulated into small masses; cells angular in the colony, 4-5 µ diam., dark olive-green, wall dark olive to dark drab, firm, smooth and homogeneous; resting spores spherical to irregular in form, 6-7 µ diam.

Distribution and Ecology - Growing among other Myxophyceae on a wall in Caguas, no. 462 a, type.


Endospora olivacea is similar to E. rubra and E. mellea, but may readily be distinguished by the dark olive or drab color.