Published online by Cambridge University Press: 07 November 2007
The new species Diploschistes elixii is described from Western Australia. It is characterized by perithecioid ascomata and large ascospores. It resembles D. hensseniae but is readily distinguished by larger ascospores (up to 45 μm), having lecanoric acid as major constituent, and an epruinose thallus surface. It is currently known from several localities in south-western Australia, where it grows on soil.