Symphaeophyma Speg., Anal. Mus. nac. Hist. nat. B. Aires 23: 97 (1912).
MycoBank number: MB 5316;Index Fungorum number: IF 5316; Facesoffungi number: FoF 02339; 1 morphological species (Species Fungorum 2020), molecular data unavailable.
Type species: Symphaeophyma subtropicale Speg., Anal. Mus. nac. Hist. nat. B. Aires 23: 97 (1912).
Notes: This monotypic genus was introduced by Spegazzini (1912) to accommodate S. subtropicale, collected from a tropical region. This species was reported as pathogenic on living leaves of Pouteria salicifolia (morphology see Inácio and Cannon 2008; Wijayawardene et al. 2018, 2020). Symphaeophyma is characterized by superficial, circular or elliptical, pulvinate, sinuate, black ascostromata with thick internal part (Inácio and Cannon 2008).