The numbers of records and names for the Myxomycota shows some specific features. Dramatic increases in both can be seen in the years leading up the publication of the description of British Myxomycetes by the Listers between 1909 and 1925. Another increase occurs after 1960 and continues to the present. This is surely because of the work and influence of Bruce ing. Another increase in recording should be expected following the recent publication of The Myxomycetes of Britain and Ireland - An Identification Handbook, Bruce Ing, Richmond Publishing Company, London, 1999.

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