July 2024 Newsletter

Holiday Road Edition It’s summer vacation at the newsletter desk, and living is easy. This issue will feature stories and photos from several of our members who have traveled to palmy locations. You’ll also find information about Marc Quinn’s “Light into Life” at Kew Gardens and an update on IPS grants. More       […]

June 2024 Newsletter

Go Big Red Edition This issue features a colorful Malagasy palm referred to as “Big Red.” According to Dr. John Dransfield, “Dypsis ‘Big Red’ has all the hallmarks of Chrysalidocarpus lastelliana. In my opinion, it is a robust form of that species. Of course, we would have to wait until it flowers and fruits to be […]

May 2024 Newsletter

Pink Crustacean Edition This issue includes a 24-hour palm ramble in South Florida. A few IPS members were invited to a “Great Palm Giveaway,” hosted by our friends at the Palm Beach Palm & Cycad Society. This annual event was convened at the Mounts Botanical Garden, and everyone went home with a plethora of palms. You’ll […]

April 2024 Newsletter

Palm Pilgrimage Edition Today is International Palm Day. A consortium of palm botanists and conservationists created International Palm Day (IPD) to honor Carl Friedrich Philipp von Martius, Professor of Botany and director of the Royal Botanic Garden in Munich. The date chosen was Martius’ birthday, April 17 (1794). April 17 also happens to be the […]

March 2024 Newsletter

My Favorite Island Edition (or) Only a Dodo Wouldn’t Like Mauritius! This month’s issue features a trip to Mauritius Island, located in the Indian Ocean, where we find the world’s rarest palm, the only living individual of Hyophorbe amaricaulis. This issue also includes an article about the Black River Gorges National Park, International Palm Day […]

February 2024 Newsletter

Changes in Latitude Edition This month’s issue features part two of the Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, where our editor stumbled upon – and got lost in(!) – the South Florida Palm Society (SFPS) plant sale. Also included in this issue are a Save the Species update, upcoming travel with the IPS, and a highlight of […]

January 2024 Newsletter

Goin’ Back to Miami Edition This month’s issue features the Fairchild Tropical Botanical Garden. Soon to turn ninety, the FTBG is revered by the IPS, having hosted four of our first five biennials. Also included in this issue is an introduction to the Brazilian Palm Society – Sociedade Brasileira de Palmeiras (SBP), which was founded […]

December 2023 Newsletter

Have a Holly Palmy Christmas Edition In this month’s issue, you’ll find our annual look back at favorite palm pictures from the past year. Also included is an important update from Dr. Bill Baker about the 2023 Save the Species project. Learn what he has uncovered from his two-week reconnaissance mission to the Comoro Islands. […]