Monographs Details: Lyngbya magnifica 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 - Filaments long, relatively straight and rigid, 32-40 µ diam., forming a thin, loose stratum; trichomes 28-36 µ diam., not attenuated at the apices, not constricted at the dissepiments, dense purplish violet; cells 3.8-5 n long, protoplast homogeneous, apical wall convex, terminal wall in part slightly thickened; sheath 2-2.5 µ thick, hyaline, smooth, homogeneous.

Distribution and Ecology - Growing in a water reservoir at Rio Piedras, no. 105, type.

Discussion:PLATE 8, FIGURE 79