Coleophoma Höhn., Sber. Akad. Wiss. Wien, Math.-naturw. Kl., Abt. 1 116: 637 (1907).

Type species: Coleophoma crateriformis (Durieu & Mont.) Höhn., Mitt. bot. Inst. tech. Hochsch. Wien 2(3): 77 (1925)

Ascospora crateriformis Durieu & Mont., Flora Algéricae 1: 590 (1849) [1846-49]

Macrophoma crateriformis (Durieu & Mont.) Berl. & Voglino, Atti Soc. Veneto-Trent. Sci. Nat. 10(1): 194 (1886)

Macrophoma crateriformis (Durieu & Mont.) Berl. & Voglino, Atti Soc. Veneto-Trent. Sci. Nat. 10(1): 194 (1886) f. crateriformis

Macrophoma crateriformis f. macrospora D. Sacc.

Phoma crateriformis (Durieu & Mont.) Sacc., Michelia 2(no. 6): 90 (1880)

Septoria crateriformis (Durieu & Mont.) Sacc., Syll. fung. (Abellini) 3: 496 (1884)

 Notes: Coleophoma was introduced by Höhnel (1907) and species of Coleophoma are parasitic, saprobic or endophytic on plants in terrestrial habitats. This genus is characterized by pycnidial conidiomata with well-developed lower and usually poorly developed upper walls; hyaline, septate, collapsed paraphyses among the conidiophores; discrete or integrated, determinate, phialidic conidiogenous cells and hyaline, aseptate, smooth-walled, cylindrical or ellipsoid conidia (Wu et al. 1996; Sutton 1980; Duan et al. 2007). Wijayawardene et al. (2012) placed Coleophoma in Ascomycota, genera incertae sedis. In the phylogenetic analysis of Gruyter et al. (2009), a putative strain of Coleophoma crateriformis clustered in Dothideales, while C. maculans grouped in Helotiales. C. crateriformis is closely related with C. oleae and Duan et al. (2007) reassigned C. oleae to the genus Coleonaema based on conidiomatal development. In our phylogenetic study, C. crateriformis the type of Coleophoma clustered with Coleophoma oleae in one of the subclades in the Dothideaceae clade. Therefore, we accept Coleophoma as an asexual genus in Dothideaceae.