Foliophoma Crous, IMA Fungus 8(1): 142 (2017).

MycoBank number: MB 820903; Index Fungorum number: IF 820903; Facesoffungi number: FoF 08173; 2 morphological species (Species Fungorum 2020), 2 species with molecular data.

Type speciesFoliophoma fallens (Sacc.) Crous, IMA Fungus 8(1): 142 (2017).

Phoma fallens Sacc., Syll. fung. (Abellini) 10: 146 (1892).

NotesFoliophoma was typified with Foliophoma fallens from leaf spot on Nerium oleander (Apocynaceae). Foliophoma is different from phoma-like taxa with eustromatic conidiomata, uni- to multilocular with 1–3 ostioles and conidiogenous sells with periclinal thickening and apically proliferating. Phoma fallens and P. glaucispora are associated with leaf spots and phylogenetically closely related. Hence, they were treated as a single species in Pleospora. Foliophoma fallens was not congeneric with Pleospora herbarum and hence the new genus was introduced.


  • Foliophoma fallens