Monographs Details: Symploca willei 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:Phormidiaceae
Description:Species Description - Filaments more or less flexuous, forming a thin, compact stratum, intricately intertwined, and at times forming definite funiculate strands; trichomes 3.5-3.7 n diam., not constricted; apices straight, not attenuated; cells quadrate, varying to slightly shorter or longer, mostly free from granules, with a more or less definitely clear area in the center; pale aeruginous, tinged with yellow; cross-walls very thin, apical cell blunt to subconical; end wall rarely slightly thickened; sheath thin, distinct, hyaline, homogeneous.

Distribution and Ecology - Giro wing on earth in Utuado, no. 1491, type; on tree trunks, Coamo Springs, no. 281 a.

Discussion:

PLATE 10, FIGURE 92

Symploca Willei, as represented by the specimen upon which it is founded, is hardly typical of the genus. The branching characteristic of the genus is not evident in the specimen. However, that is not an unusual condition. The typical, fasciculate habit of the genus is not well represented, although the filaments are sufficiently entwined into small funicular strands to relate it to the genus Symploca, but very close to the genus Phormidium.