Monographs Details: Stigonema ramosissimum 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:Stigonemataceae
Description:Species Description - Fronds about 500 µ high, profusely branched, more or less arborescent, all of the parts crooked and about equal in diameter, blunt, 25-30 µ diam.; cells 4-6-seriate, without definite arrangement, the zones being more or less disarranged by secondary, horizontal cell division, spherical to subspherical, or irregular in shape and size, closely crowding the thin, yellowish brown, homogeneous wall, producing a somewhat tuberculate appearance, 7-10 µ diam.; individual cells or groups of cells enclosed in a distinct tegument at maturity; hormogoniferous branches numerous, short, arising on all sides and terminating most of the branches.

Distribution and Ecology - Growing on rocks at Laguna Tortuguero, no. 852 c, type; on old palm trunks at Hacienda, Laguna Tortuguero, no. 870; on red earth at Maricao, no. 1025 a.

Discussion:PLATE 21, FIGURE 54