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Remarks (public):Thanatephorus is characterized by the repetitive spores, the absence of cystidial elements, and by the oblong to clavate basidia usually arranged in a more or less dense palisade. It with Ceratobasidium seem to form a monophyletic group in the cantharelloid clade, for further comments see Roberts (1999) and Moncalvo et al. (2006). 
Description type:Non-original description 
Description:Thanatephorus Donk, Reinwardtia 3: 376, 1956.
Syn.: Aquathanatephorus C.C. Tu & Kimbr., Bot. Gaz. 139: 459, 1978; Cejpomyces Svr?ek & Pouzar, ?eská Mykol. 24: 5, 1970; Oncobasidium P.H.B. Talbot & Keane, Aust. J. Bot. 19: 203, 1971; Tofispora G. Langer, Biblthca Mycol. 158: 32, 1994; Uthatobasidium Donk, Reinwardtia 3: 376, 1956; Ypsilonidium Donk, Proc. K. Ned. Akad. Wet., Ser. C, Biol. Med. Sci. 75: 371, 1972.
Type species: Hypochnus cucumeris A.B. Frank, Ber. dt. bot. Ges. 1: 62, 1883 (anamorph - Rhizoctonia solani J.G. Kühn, Krankh. Kulturgew.: 224, 1858)
Basidiome effused, thin, hypochnoid to ceraceous or subgelatinous, hymenophore smooth, whitish to ochraceous. Hyphal system monomitic, hyphae simple-septate, thin to thick-walled. Cystidia absent. Basidia, ellipsoid to oblong or cylindrical, with (1-)2-4(-8) sterigmata. Basidiospores globose, ellipsoid, citriform or oblong, hyaline to ochraceous, thin-to slightly thick-walled, usually producing secondary spores by replication. Anamorph present.
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