Monographs Details: Lyngbya epiphytica var. aquaedulcis 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 adhering firmly to the filaments of the host; trichomes 0.8-1.2 µ diam.; cells quadrate or less, otherwise as the species.

Distribution and Ecology - Growing on the filaments of Lyngbya majuscula in a brook, San Lorenzo, no. 494 a, type.

Discussion:The filaments of the variety are smaller and the cells shorter than those of the species, which is an inhabitant of salt water. The filaments at times completely encircled the host.