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WELCOME TO THE INTERNATIONAL PALM SOCIETY WEBSITE - The Internet's comprehensive source of information on palms. This web site includes extensive information on palm horticulture, online access to over 50 years of articles published in the Palms Journal, and Principes, a gallery of images, links to other sites, links to PalmTalk - the world's most active online forum on all aspects of Palms, and much more.
IPS MADAGASCAR PALM TOUR - ILE SAINTE MARIE (NOSY BORAHA) OCTOBER 5-11, 2015
Only for IPS members, we are offering a guided palm tour to the small tropical island Ile Sainte Marie in the northeast of Madagascar, led by IPS director Toby Spanner and local guides. The tropical northeast of Madagascar is particularly rich in palms and the island offers an opportunity to see some of these while enjoying the comforts of a first class hotel, the Princesse Bora Lodge.
The tour will be held the October 5-11, 2015, the week before the IPS Board meeting in Madagascar. Click here for more information.
For a detailed booking form, please e-mail Toby Spanner us at firstname.lastname@example.org
WHERE WERE YOU IN 1956? - IPS members can view the early IPS Bulletins first published in 1956. Click here. (Log in required)
(Limited time only)
Check out our extensive "book store" where you find a wide selection of books on a wide range of subjects pertaining to palms. The books below are being offered at 50% of their regular price. This offer is available for both members and non members.
Palms and Cycads of Thailand
Palm Book of Trinidad and Tobego
Palms of New Caledonia
Click here for the book store
Remember, IPS members also receive a 20% discount on all our other books ordered through the website.
View Current issue of Palms
The December issue Vol 58 (4) has been mailed and has been uploaded to this website. (Available for Members only online). The Spring issue (Vol 59(1)) will be mailed in March 2015.
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.
About the IPS
The International Palm Society is the largest society of palm enthusiasts in the world. Find the IPS Affiliate most convenient to your location, communicate with other palm growers through PalmTalk, purchase books or advertise palm related products.
To enjoy all the features of this web site, we invite you to become an IPS member. Click here to join or renew now. If you are not an IPS member, you are of course still welcome to use and browse this web site. However, until you join, many features of the site will not be available to you.
ONLINE BOOK STORE - From encyclopedias to regionally specific publications, our online bookstore has books to appeal to every palm enthusiast. Books are all reasonably priced and many are unavailable elsewhere. Members receive a 20% discount! Great gift items! Check out the new IPS book store
NEWS - Check out our news page by clicking here. If you are an IPS member, log in and add your news items to this page
BIENNIALS - check out our Biennial pages past and future. The next Biennial will be held in Singapore/Sarawak in 2016. More details will follow.
Find great deals through this web site. Check out the advertising section where you can link directly to a variety of nurseries and companies selling palms, seeds and other items.
To use this section you must first log in. Your login account number is the number that appears on your Palms cover sheet. Please go to the login section, or click here for more information about logging in or retrieving your account number:
The member section of the web site allows members to:
1. View and update contact information - Email addresses - Please update your profile with your latest email address so that we can send you important announcements and other information by email.
2. View you membership expiration date
3. Renew online faster and more efficiently.
4. Search the membership roster for other members.
5. Access to past copies of Palms journal online. Log in, then click here - or select the online Palms for Members under PUBLICATIONS
ONLINE PALM CLASSIFICATION - The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew has launched a new site that classifies Palms in a Taxon Tree format. This is an excellent source of information. Click here for more information and a direct link.