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==PALMS & CYCADS Magazine==
==PALMS & CYCADS Magazine==
===No. 135, April - June 2017===
===No. 136, July - September 2017===
'''Contents this Issue'''
'''Contents this Issue'''
* '''Australian Philip John MacMahon (1857-1911) and the Palm Collection in the old Brisbane Botanic Gardens''' - John Leslie Dowe
* '''Our Garden''' - Martin Lack
* '''''Sabal antillensis'' - A new palm from the Dutch West Indies''' - Mark Wuschke
* '''Another outstanding Garden in the Mackay area''' - Hans Querl
* '''Depictions of Palms on Coins II - Ancient Carthage''' - Mark Wuschke
* '''My Block – My Ecosystem''' - Keith Boyden
*'''Palm Oil App for you Smart Phone''' - Stuart Marckson
* '''How old does a Palm get?''' - Mark Wuschke
* '''Our Garden''' - John and Robin Holland, Glengowrie SA
'''Front Cover:''' ''Tropical Cyclone Debbie devastates North Queensland.''
'''Front Cover:''' ''An impressive mature European Fan Palm (Chamaerops humilis) at Martin Lack’s garden in Kenmore Hills Qld.''
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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.)

PALMS & CYCADS Magazine Goes Digital

From 2016 our flagship magazine PALMS & CYCADS is transitioning from paper to electronic delivery. 2015 subscribers will have received an email by now advising them of the reasons for this decision. The subscription fee for 2016 has been reduced to $25 for all electronic subscribers, domestic or international. Click <<here>> to subscribe or renew. PALMS & CYCADS will continue to be produced 4 times per year, packed with 32 pages of info on our favourite plants. Subscribers will receive an email when every new issue is ready to download.

The change has been driven by costs; printing costs continue to rise and Australia Post has recently raised postage charges by 40%. The magazine is not sustainable in the printed form.

Subscribers who renew for 2016 will receive an email with their password to the <<Members Only>> area. Here you can download the current issue both as low-res (2mb) for casual reading or a high resolution (20mb) version which can be printed if desired. Back Issues for 2015 are already there and eventually ALL back issues going back to 1987 will be available to members at no extra cost. Email Mark Wuschke at geonoma@bigpond.net.au with any questions.

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 mikeg@pacsoa.org.au.
  • 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.
  • Our Links page has numerous links to other relevant sites and plant societies.



No. 136, July - September 2017

Contents this Issue

  • Our Garden - Martin Lack
  • Another outstanding Garden in the Mackay area - Hans Querl
  • My Block – My Ecosystem - Keith Boyden
  • How old does a Palm get? - Mark Wuschke
  • Our Garden - John and Robin Holland, Glengowrie SA


Front Cover: An impressive mature European Fan Palm (Chamaerops humilis) at Martin Lack’s garden in Kenmore Hills Qld.

For info about previous issues, click <here>


We also have two Facebook pages, Palm and Cycad Society of Australia and Brisbane Palm And Cycad Society, where you can keep up to date with the latest information, and other members.

If you have any comments or suggestions about this website, please contact the website maintainer, Mike Gray.