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.
Family:Rivulariaceae
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.

Discussion:

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.