January 2018 Newsletter

Sabinaria magnifica, the icon of the 2018 IPS Biennial. The leaf is held by Angie Henao and the photo © was published by G. Galeano & R. Bernal in Phytotaxa 144 (2): 27–44 (2013).

Happy New Years to all. We present exciting news about the 2018 IPS Biennial to be held in Colombia at the end of May and beginning of June this year. We’re looking forward to seeing you all there. We always look forward to hearing from you! Let us know about your palm adventures!

2018 IPS Biennial Colombia: May 26th – June 2nd
Dear members,
Join the 2018 IPS Biennial in Colombia. This once-in-a-lifetime journey was developed by the renowned South American palm specialist (and IPS member) Dr. Rodrigo Bernal. The trip begins in Quindío, in the heart of the Andes Region. You will visit the home to the world’s tallest palm tree: the towering Ceroxylon quindiuense, Colombia’s
national tree.
The spectacular Valle de Cocora lies near the small mountain village of Salento, in Colombia’s coffee region. This charming colonial town is immersed in vibrant color, culture and natural beauty. From the main square, World War II-era Willys Jeeps will take you to this cloud forests of wax palms.

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