About the IPS


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We are the Internet’s comprehensive source of information on palms. This website includes extensive information on palm horticulture, online access to over 50 years of articles published in our journal, Palms (formerly Principes), a gallery of images, links to other sites, links to PalmTalk – the world’s most active online forum on all aspects of palm trees – and much more.

Our Mission Statement

The International Palm Society, Inc. is operated solely and exclusively for scientific and/or educational purposes related to the study of palms, their propagation, culture, conservation, care, and development.

About the IPS

The International Palm Society is the largest society of palm enthusiasts in the world. Find the IPS Affiliate most convenient to your location, communicate with other palm growers through PalmTalk, purchase books or advertise palm related products.

To enjoy all the features of this website, we invite you to become an IPS member. Click here to join or renew now. If you are not an IPS member, you are of course still welcome to use and browse this website. However, until you join, many features of the site will not be available to you.

Read up on our history

The Bulletin of the Palm Society (January–July 1956)

Read the IPS Bylaws


Check out our news page by clicking here. If you are an IPS member, you can view premium content by logging into your account.


Check out our Biennial pages past and future here. The next Biennial will be held in 2024 in New Caledonia. More details will follow.