Monographs Details: Schizothrix violacea 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 not forming a definite stratum, but associated with other algae, 400-600 µ long, 7-11 µ diam., contorted, usually collected into small groups and more or less adhering to each other, but frequently single and independent, tapering at the apices to a sharp point, unbranched; trichomes single in a sheath, cylindrical, 2.3-2.5 µ diam., very slightly constricted at the dissepiments; cells quadrate to twice as long as the diamter, homogeneous, pale olive-green; cross-walls very thin; end cell blunt-conical; sheath ample, dark violet, homogeneous, somewhat roughened on the margin.
Distribution and Ecology - Growing among other Myxophycoae on limestone between Arecibo and Utuado, no. 1476 g, type.
Discussion:PLATE 11, FIGURE 99