Monographs Details: Leptochaete tenella 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 erect, closely crowded together, 80-150 µ long, 1.5-2.2 µ at the base, tapering Very gradually toward the apex, forming a very thin continuous stratum; trichomes 1-1.4 µ diam. at the base, tapering to an exceedingly narrow hair above; cells quadrate or less; gonidia free at the base, mostly uniseriate.
Distribution and Ecology - Growing on stones in a stream near Maricao, no. 1128, type.
PLATE 12, FIGURE 17
The plants mostly appear to be young in this species of Leptochaete as represented by the specimens in the collection, but seem unmistakably to be a distinct species.