Welcome to the Palm and Cycad Societies of Australia
Welcome to the PACSOA website and wiki, one of the internet's most comprehensive resources about palms and cycads. This web site includes extensive information on palm and cycad species, their horticulture, details about society membership, society activities, and links to other sites
The Palm & Cycad Society of Australia Inc. (PACSOA) is a group of affiliated, semi-autonomous, regional Palm and/or Cycad Societies headed by a Board presently based in Brisbane, Queensland. The Society publishes a quarterly magazine, PALMS & CYCADS (see below), which has articles of both non-technical and technical content, of interest to the palm and/or cycad enthusiast; and a Bookstore which offers substantial discounts on retail prices of palm and cycad books and publications, most of which are unobtainable elsewhere in Australia. At the regional level (the individual societies are known as branch groups), regular meetings, field trips and outings are organized and all branch groups produce a newsletter relevant to their particular area.
The objects of the PASCOA include promotion of the propagation and cultivation of palms and cycads, education and dissemination of knowledge, scientific study, and conservation of endangered species in the wild. PASCOA is affiliated with the International Palm Society (I.P.S.)
The annual <<PACSOA show>> will be held this year on the weekend of March 12 - 13, 2016, at Mt Coot-tha Botanic Gardens Auditorium, Brisbane. Saturday 9am to 4pm, Sunday 9am to 3pm. Admission $3 / $2 Concession.
This will feature Australia's largest selection of common and rare palms and cycads (both plants and seeds) for sale,
as well as displays of native and exotic palms and cycads, and the bookstore.
All of our members are invited to offer palms and cycads for sale.
There is the new edition of The Cycads available (the definitive cycad book), by Loren M. Whitelock, and Duke Benadom. It is now in two volumes with significantly more pictures, integrated with the text rather than all bundled together in one section as in the first edition. There are only a limited number of copies available. Click <<here>> for more details.
How to use this website
- If your are a beginner to growing palms and cycads, try our beginners page (at left) for a set of introductory articles, or if you are a bit more experienced and looking for some inspiration, try South-east Qld Palms for some interesting, but less commonly grown species.
- If you know what species you are interested in, go to the relevant page in either Palms or Cycads. Because this is a Wiki, you can also add or update almost any article on these pages. Simply register (top right)), click the "edit" button of the article and share your knowledge!
- If you are looking for information on adding or updating pages, have a look at the help page. This will also tell you how to upload images to the wiki.
- If you would like to contribute any information or pictures, but don't feel comfortable doing that yourself, you can send them to me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- If you would like to join PACSOA, or find out information about the benefits, go to our online Membership page
- If you would like to purchase any books, go to our Bookstore.
- Recent changes/additions can be found on the latest updates page.
- Our Links page has numerous links to other relevant sites and plant societies.
PALMS & CYCADS Magazine
No. 129, October – December 2015
Contents this Issue
- Review of the palm collections in the Royal Botanic Gardens Sydney and the Wollongong Botanic Gardens - Garry Daly
- The CYCAD 2015 conference in Colombia - Nathalie Nagalingum
- Memoriam – Leo Gamble
Front Cover:Pinanga coronata
For info about previous issues, click <here>
If you have any comments or suggestions about this website, please contact the website maintainer, Mike Gray.