Plant Systematics and Evolution

, Volume 150, Issue 3–4, pp 275–279 | Cite as

A new species of the lichen genusDiploschistes from Australia

  • H. T. Lumbsch
  • J. A. Elix


Diploschistes hensseniaeLumbsch & Elix is described as new to science. It is characterized by its terricolous habitat, perithecioid closed ascomata, relatively small spores, cylindrical asci, and the presence of diploschistesic and orsellinic acids in addition to lecanoric acid. It occurs on soil in arid regions of Australia.

Key words

Lichens Ascomycotina Graphidales Ostropales Thelotremataceae Diploschistes Flora of Australia 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • H. T. Lumbsch
    • 1
  • J. A. Elix
    • 2
  1. 1.Herbarium IIFachbereich Biologie/Botanik, LahnbergeMarburg/LahnFederal Republic of Germany
  2. 2.Chemistry Department, The FacultiesAustralian National UniversityCanberraAustralia

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