Monographs Details: Lyngbya scytonematoides 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:Oscillatoriaceae
Description:Species Description - Filaments tortuous, not forming a definite stratum, 16-20 µ diam.; trichomes 11-13 µ diam., one or two apical cells tapering, blunt, terminal wall slightly thickened; sheath hyaline, changing to yellowish or brown, homogeneous, becoming lamellose in part, and rarely somewhat ocreate.

Distribution and Ecology - Growing on damp earth by Playa, Fajardo, no. 710 b, type.

Discussion:PLATE 8, FIGURE 78