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January 2022 Newsletter

A Visit to the Kampong The Kampong (Malay for village) is a marvelous treat to visit for any devotee of tropical horticulture. Sited perfectly on Biscayne Bay in Coconut Grove, Florida, this was the home and garden of legendary plant explorer David Fairchild and his wife, Marian (the youngest daughter of Alexander Graham Bell). The […]

December 2021 Newsletter

Photos of 2021 Traditionally this issue, the final issue of 2021, is devoted to favorite palm photo-graphs, all from the calendar year 2021. We’re leading off with a species that is en-amored by this editor: Neoveitchia storkii. Photo by Mike Street.           New Research of Interest New work published in the […]

November 2021 Newsletter

Save the Species – Save the Rainforest Salvamontes (https://www.salvamontes.org/), a nonprofit NGO closely aligned with several Colombian and foreign agencies, chose the unique and endangered Darién Gap as their second conservation project. Previously Salvamontes engineered a very successful conservation program at Alto de Ventanas, located in the northern cloud forest of the Central Cordillera of […]

October 2021 Newsletter

PIMBY – The Los Angeles County Museum of Art Palms In My Backyard (PIMBY) is a recurring series initiated during the pandemic. Travel restrictions merit an opportunity for us to enjoy palms where we live! In the October issue of the IPS newsletter, learn more about how the Los Angeles County Museum of Art established […]

September 2021 Newsletter

There is still time to register for the IPS midterm meeting! The International Palm Society midterm meeting is open to members only and will convene in Tampa/Sarasota, Florida beginning with a banquet on the evening of October 31, 2021. IPS Midterm Meeting in Tampa/Sarasota, Florida, USA The IPS Midterm Meeting is, at its heart, a […]

August 2021 Newsletter

The IPS is traveling again… and you are invited! The International Palm Society midterm meeting will convene in Tampa/Sarasota, Florida beginning with a banquet on the evening of October 31, 2021. IPS Midterm Meeting in Tampa/Sarasota, Florida, USA The IPS Midterm Meeting is, at its heart, a business meeting on Wednesday, Nov. 3, but there […]

July 2021 Newsletter

Dates to Save As we emerge from the pandemic, the newsletter can now, thankfully, pivot to bona fide announcements for actual events. And finally, this includes travel! IPS Webinar Join us for our next webinar The event will take place on July 31, 2021, 2 :00 p.m. ET. The event is free for members, but […]

June 2021 Newsletter

Sixty-Five Years of The International Palm Society  This continuing series illuminates the synergy between palm botanists and our mission of research, edu-cation, and conservation. Scientists and devoted enthusiasts are invited to share their rich experiences. In this issue, Donald Hodel from the University of California shares his story. My Half Century with Palms By Donald […]

May 2021 Newsletter

Sixty-Five Years of The International Palm Society by Dr. Andrew Henderson This continuing series illuminates the synergy between palm botanists and our mission of research, education, and conservation. Scientists and devoted enthusiasts are invited to share their rich experiences. In this issue, the New York Botanical Garden’s palm biologist, Dr. Andrew Henderson, tells his story: […]

April 2021 Newsletter

Sixty-Five Years of The International Palm Society by Dr. Larry Noblick This continuing series illuminates the synergy between palm botanists and our mission of research, edu-cation, and conservation. Scientists and devoted enthusiasts are invited to share their rich experiences. In this issue, IPS Director and Montgomery Botanical Center palm biologist Dr. Larry Noblick tells his […]