Ceratobasidiales is an order of basidiomycete fungi. The telemorphs, which have fruitbodies and produce spores are listed here, but many of the anamorphs, which do not reproduce sexually, are serious plant pathogens.
Article from Wikipedia on the Western Underground Orchid from Australia which relies on the mycorrhiza of the fungus Thanatephorus gardneri to provide its energy.
Article from Wikipedia explaining how this plant pathogen does not produce spores but has a teleomorph, Thanatephorus cucumeris, which produces club-shaped basidia.
Rice Sheath Blight: Thanatephorus cucumeris
Photograph of lodged rice affected by this fungus.
Seedling Blight of Longleaf Pine
Photograph of four pine seedlings variously affected by Ceratobasidium spp.
Photograph showing leaves of cowpea infected by Thanatephorus cucumeris.
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