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 […]

Palms as Dye Plants

While shopping recently in Costco, I notice a set of gray bed sheets whose package sported a palm leaf logo underneath which was the extraordinary statement, “dyes made from saw palmetto.” The same company offered olive green sheets with the claim “dyes made from saw palmetto fruits.” Saw palmetto (Serenoa repens) is a dye plant? […]

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: […]

Silent Auction: Now through end of May!

Silent auction It’s hard to believe that it’s been 65 years since our founder, Dent Smith, distributed the very first Bulletin—what is now known as the Palms Journal. In celebration of this momentous occasion, we are holding a silent auction during the entire month of May for friends of the International Palms Society! Now through […]

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 […]

March 2021 Newsletter

Sixty-Five Years of The International Palm Society by Dr. Scott Zona Illuminating 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, PALMS co-editor and IPS Director Dr. Scott Zona tells his story: My interest in palms began […]