Slime mould collection

Type specimen of the slime mould Badhimia foliicola

Type specimen of the slime mould Badhimia foliicola: collected by Arthur Lister, together with his daughter Guillerma author of the book “A monograph of the Mycetozoa: a descriptive catalogue of the species in the Herbarium of the British Museum”.

The Museum’s slime mould collection has a global scope and was the foundation for the book Monograph of the Myzetozoa by A and G Lister.

Strengths

This monograph is one of the most important historic publications on slime mould taxonomy and biogeography and continues to be of major relevance.

Later significant additions were made with collections mainly from TJ Howard and C L Champion.

Collectors

  • A and G Lister
  • T J Howard
  • C L Champion

Country of origin

Collection contains slime moulds from all parts of the world.

Looking for a specific specimen?

The slime mould collection is being digitised

Principal Curator in Charge

Dr Mark Carine

Any questions?

If you would like to use any specimens for research, please get in touch

Resources

Accessing the collections

Scientists and collections management specialists can visit the collections and borrow specimens for research.

Collections management

Our duty is to provide a safe and secure environment for all of our collections.