Monographs Details: Oscillatoria earlei 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:Description - Trichomes very small in diam. and short, straight except at the sharply attenuated and uncinate ends, 2.2-2.4 µ diam., not constricted at the dissepiments; cells aeruginous, quadrate to 2.5 times as long as the diameter, homogeneous, apical cell very sharply conical and uncinate, cross-walls inconspicuous.
Distribution and Ecology - Collected by Dr. W. C. Earle in the vicinity of Manati, Porto Rico, growing attached to water-inhabiting plants or free.
PLATE 8, FIGURE 70
This is a very small but distinct species of Oscillatoria belonging to the Attenuatae section of the genus as outlined by Gomont.
Distribution:Puerto Rico South America