Cladosporium Link, Mag. Gesell. naturf. Freunde, Berlin 7: 37 (1816) .
MycoBank number: MB 7681; Index Fungorum number: IF 7681; Facesoffungi number: FoF 06967; 316 morphological species (Species Fungorum 2020), 134 species with molecular data.
Type species – Cladosporium herbarum (Pers.) Link.
≡ Dematium vulgare Pers., Mycol. eur. (Erlanga) 1: 13 (1822).
Notes – Cladosporium is one of the largest genera of hyphomycetous and is well- circumscribed by coronate conidiogenous loci, intercalary ramoconidia and conidia in acropetal chains with hila (Bensch et al. 2010, 2012). Bensch et al. (2012) accepted 169 species in Cladosporium sensu stricto in their monographic work of the genus. Subsequently, Bensch et al. (2015) described 19 new species and provided an emended species description. Bensch et al. (2018) isolated Cladosporium from indoor environments, and more than 230 species were accepted. Three major species complexes, i.e. C. cladosporioides, C. herbarum and C. sphaerospermum are recognized in Cladosporium (Schubert et al. 2007b, 2009, Dugan et al. 2008, Bensch et al. 2010, 2015)