Vol 4.7

JULY 2016​ ​NEWSLETTER: Commemorative Palm Planting at Gardens by the Bay Biennial 2016 On the final day of the IPS Biennial meeting in Singapore, two Directors, IPS President Leland Lai and Co­Editor John Dransfield, took part in a commemorative planting of two individuals of John’s namesake, ​Adonidia dransfieldii​, a species described in the pages of PALMS last […]

Vol 4.6

JUNE 2016​ ​NEWSLETTER: A Coconut Palm Ban in Miami, Florida? Story and photos by Elvis Cruz Dear Friends and Fellow Palm Enthusiasts, I know this sounds strange, but I swear it’s true. The City of Miami, Florida has banned the planting of coconut palms on Miami’s streets! How do I know this? View This Newsletter

Vol 4.5

MAY 2016​ ​NEWSLETTER: Raffelsia tuan­mudae; The parasitic Raffelsia has the largest single flowers in the world, sometimes measuring more than a meter across. There are over 21 distinct species occurring throughout the wet regions of Southeast Asia. The species shown here is endemic to Sarawak. Right, Boiga nigriceps; the Black­headed Cat Snake is an arboreal predator of […]

Vol 4.4

APRIL 2016​ ​NEWSLETTER: The Art of the Palm by Bradley McCarson Palms have a fascinating beauty seldom matched elsewhere in nature. Their beautiful fronds swaying in the wind and their unique trunks provide an artistic and architectural balance to any garden. Palms have many different textures and colors while providing winter interest. With all these elements palms […]

Vol 4.3

MARCH 2016 NEWSLETTER: An Expression of Gratitude To walk the grounds of Floribunda is an experience to overwhelm even the most jaded palm expert. The towering mass of mature rare and endangered palms collected by Jeff Marcus on his world travels is a palm vortex, a living palm seed bank for the earth. At the 2013 IPS […]

Vol 4.2

FEBRUARY 2016 NEWSLETTER: Travel Highlight: Bako National Park Participants in the June 2016 Biennial may have the rare good fortune to catch sight of the endangered Proboscis Monkey during the visit to Bako National Park. “Bako is home to approximately 275 rare proboscis monkeys, found only in Borneo. The male is an odd­looking creature, with a huge […]

Vol 4.1

JANUARY 2016 NEWSLETTER: PRICE HIKE COMING, REGISTER NOW We are now only six months away from the 2016 IPS Biennial meeting! This promises to be a once ­in ­a ­lifetime adventure, with access to a wide range of palms in the ​jungles of Borneo​ and the gardens of Singapore​, all in the company of other like­ minded […]

Vol 3.11

NOVEMBER 2015 NEWSLETTER: IPS BOARD MEETING, MADAGASCAR In October, the IPS Board of Directors convened on the island of Sainte Marie off the east coast of Madagascar to discuss the business of the IPS. ​Officers and committees presented statements of performance and future directions for Membership, Finance, Bylaws, Editors, Risk Management, Website, Public Relations, Biennial planning, Endowments, […]

Vol 3.10

OCTOBER 2015 NEWSLETTER: IPS TRAVEL: VIEW PALMS IN HABITAT by Brad McCarson Every two years members of the International Palm Society gather together to experience an exciting and wonderful event that’s all about visiting palms that grow in exotic locations across the globe. As a group, they find palms naturally occurring in tropical or subtropical areas to […]

Vol 3.9

SEPTEMBER 2015 NEWSLETTER: A HINT OF SARAWAK: The 2016 Pre-Tour by David Tanswell David Tanswell, together with palm adventurers Philip Arrowsmith, Rudy Meyer, and Michael Gray, set off on a reconnoitre for the IPS 2016 pre-tour. What a great excuse to go back to Sarawak, the east Malaysian state on the island of Borneo, and check out […]