Monographs Details: Anabaena delicatissima 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 - Trichomes short, straight, free-floating, tegument inconspicuous, transparent, 2.3-2.5 µ diam., deeply constricted at the dissepiments; apices blunt; cells compressed-spherical, about twothirds as long as the diameter; heterocysts spherical, slightly larger than the cells; spores unknown.
Distribution and Ecology - Floating or attached to water-inhabiting plants among nunerous other species of Myxophyceae. Collected by Dr. W. C. Earle in the vicinity of Manati, Porto Kico, in 1925.
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Although it is not generally advisable to identify species of Anabaena without spores, the very small size of the vegetative parts of the above species makes it appear to be wholly distinct from any known species of the genus.