Newsletters

September 2014

SEPTEMBER 2014 NEWSLETTER: Letter from IPS Grant Recipient Joanna Tucker Lima  The society’s support through the Endowment was very important to the success of my research and continuing love and investigation of palms. Here follows a brief description of my research associated with the IPS grant. Thank you! Biofuels represent a promising resource for isolated rural areas of Amazonia, where poor accessibility has slowed electrification, and high fuel […]

August 2014

AUGUST 2014 NEWSLETTER: IPS TRAVEL 2016 SARAWAK & SINGAPORE ~ PALMS IN HABITAT from David Tanswell, Jack Sayers, and R. Haresh The 2016 IPS Bienniel meeting will take you to South East Asia and will have an emphasis on palms in habitat. Full details will be published well in advance, however we are aiming for […]

July 2014

JULY 2014 NEWSLETTER: CHENG HO If you were so fortunate as to attend the 2014 Biennial in South Florida, you received this little gizmo at the Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden dinner. Dr. Carl Lewis, Director of FTBG, spoke that evening about one of the greatest plant explorers of all time, Dr. David Fairchild, namesake of the Tropical Botanic Garden. As described on the FTBG website, […]

June 2014

JUNE 2014 NEWSLETTER: 2014 BIENNIAL IN SOUTH FLORIDA: People and Palms The June and July issues of the Newsletter will be dedicated to the gathering of 128 members in Miami. The first evening, after a presentation by Dr. John Dransfield about the discovery of Guihaia argyrata, Libby Besse was bestowed the Dent Smith Award for her many years of service to the IPS. The […]

May 2014

MAY 2014 NEWSLETTER: Fifty Years Back: International Palm Society’s 1964 Biennial in Arcadia,California Excerpts from the archives of PRINCIPES  “Report of the Biennial Meeting April 11-18, 1964 “The California members of The Palm Society were hosts to the fourth Biennial Meeting, which was held at the Los Angeles State and County Arboretum, Arcadia, Calif., on April 11th, 1964 at 10 a.m. About sixty members […]

April 2014

APRIL 2014 NEWSLETTER: IPS Endowment Grant Recipient:Mijoro Rakotoarinivo  from Cindy Adair Each year, the IPS considers applications for grants from the IPS Endowment Fund. At the 2010 IPS Biennial in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, the Board of Directors awarded a small research grant to, among others, Mijoro Rakotoarinivo. Mijoro is the Kew Madagascar Conservation Centre and Geographic Information Science Unit Manager and […]

March 2014

MARCH 2014 NEWSLETTER: Origins of the International Palm Society from Dr. John Dransfield In January 1956 shortly after the establishment of the Palm Society in 1955, our founder, Dent Smith, prepared the first part of a Bulletin that was circulated to all subscribing and prospective members. The Bulletin was mimeographed on 8½ by 11 in. paper, simply stapled […]

February 2014

FEBRUARY 2014 NEWSLETTER: PALMETUM of TENERIFE INAUGURATION Inauguración del Palmétum de Santa Cruz de Tenerife When the International Palm Society Board of Directors held its October 2011 meeting in the Canary Islands, a highlight was a visit to the Palmetum of Santa Cruz, Tenerife which was under development. As described by IPS Director Carlo Morici […]

January 2014

JANUARY 2014 NEWSLETTER: IPS SOUTH FLORIDA BIENNIAL MAY 2014  The International Palm Society is holding its 2014 Biennial in Miami and the Florida Keys from May 24 to 31. The last time a biennial was held in Miami was in 1992 just weeks after Hurricane Andrew. Events during the biennial will include seeing palms in habitat as well as some private […]

December 2013

DECEMBER 2013 NEWSLETTER: 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. Wishing all IPS Members a Joyous Holiday Season and a Happy New Year ! PASS THE MU SHU PLEASE! With inexpensive Chinese take out boxes, potting soil, and some […]