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The mission of the International Association of Bryologists (IAB), as a society, is to strengthen bryology by encouraging interactions among all persons interested in byophytes.

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Bryophyte Mould

Date: Thu, 8 Jan 2009 08:37:05 +0800 (CST)
From: Zhang Li
To: Bryonet

Bryophyte Mould

It¡¯s rather difficult to explain to students or the general public about
the structure and morphology of bryophytes owing of their small size.
During a public show about bryophytes held in Macao in December 2008
organized jointly by the Municipal Affairs Bureau, Macao and the

Fairylake Botanical Garden, Shenzhen, China, a local artist in Macao,
Mr. Fong Kam Kei, helped us to set up a couple of bryophyte moulds. The
size of moulds is generally 20-40 times bigger comparing of that of the
original plants. It turned out that the moulds were very welcome and
good media for students and visitors for understanding the fine
structure and function of bryophytes. Simultaneously, Mr. Fong wa
invited to organize a workshop on how to make bryophyte moulds for
middle school students.

How do you like the moulds (8 images attached)?


  1. Date: Thu, 8 Jan 2009 09:45:03 +0530
    From: "Manju Nair"

    It is very nice to see the bryophyte moulds. It is really interesting for the students and the general public to learn bryophytes using moulds. Please have an idea for making bryophyte moulds who cannot attend the workshop. Not the students the elders are also very interesting to see the same..

    Thanks in advance


  2. Simply amazing!! It would be interesting to know a catalogue and can buy them... for Universities and other institutions!!