Coniothyrium Corda, Icon. fung. (Prague) 4: 38 (1840).
MycoBank number: MB 7765; Index Fungorum number: IF 7765; Facesoffungi number: FoF 08171; 451 morphological species (Species Fungoum 2020), 6 species with molecular data.
Type species – Coniothyrium palmarum Corda, Icon. fung. (Prague) 4: 38 (1840).
Notes – Coniothyrium was considered to be the asexual morph of Leptosphaeria, Mycosphaerella and Massarina (Sivanesan 1984). However, many species were removed from Coniothyrium and included in other genera or upgraded to generic level (Verkley et al. 2004b, 2014, Cortinas et al. 2006). De Gruyter et al. (2013) reinstated Coniothyriaceae (Coniothyrium as family type), which was synonymized under Leptosphaeriaceae (Kirk et al. 2008).