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Palm and Pest Identification:

Identifying Commonly Cultivated Palms

This website (, as developed by the Florida Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS), Division of Plant Industry in conjunction with UF/IFAS and the USDA, contains many fact sheets on common plant pests and diseases in Florida and information on the best means of control. A very valuable site for many plant problems for South Florida.

Excellent resource for information on palms:


The PASCOA website has an incredible list of information on palms.


Very basic information on describing a palm:

Wikihow - How to identify palm trees

Discussion on particular palms can be found at, a forum provided by the International Palm Society:

Palm Forums:

SFPS Facebook Page Includes notices of meetings, plant sales, outings and other events of the SFPS.


Excellent forum. SFPS will post notices of palm sales here

SFPS Forum: Part of the Palmpedia website.


An excellent, free source of information on the care, production, selection and varieties of palms, can be found on the University of Florida, IFAS website:

University of Florida, IFAS EDIS Horticulture Information

The above link lists the many publications, prepared by long time experts in palms.

Transplanting Palms in the Landscape

Nutrient Deficiencies of Landscape and Field-Grown Palms in Florida

Palm Nutrition and Fertilization

Cold Damage to Palms

Palm Pest Insects and Mites

Google search of all EDIS publications:

EDIS Publications on Palms per Google Search

Horticulture advice can be found on UF extension sites:

Palm Leaf Skeltonizer

Storm damage recovery has suddenly become of great interest to our neighbors to the north.

This sage advice works well for the palms in our landscape in South Florida, with the additional suggestion of disease prevention for the recovering palms.

Storm Damaged Landscapes

Hurricane-Damaged Palms in the Landscape: Care after the Storm

A searchable database of Florida friendly plants including palms and "palm-like" plants (aka cycads) can be found at:

Florida Friendly Landscaping

(Note: Many palm enthusiasts have gone far beyond this slim list of 33 palms easy to grow palms for South Florida)


Selected Articles on Palms

Note: Larry Noblick, a palm biologist with the Montgomery Botanical Center, has provided us with some of the articles which were published in the official publication of the IPS.

Noblick, L., Identifying Coccothrinax ,The Palm Journal, Fall 2012.

Noblick, L. Syagrus, An Overview , The Palm Journal, Fall 2013.

Other articles available at the International Palm Society Website,

Individual purchase or membership may be required to access articles.

Goldstein, L. , How to germinate the tough ones

Migliaccio, C., Germinating Gastrococos- Quick and Easy, The Palms Journal 2002, posted on

Marcus, J., and Banks, K., A Practical Guide to Germinating Palm Seeds, Palms, April 1999.

Cross-Reference between Common and Botanical Names

Goldstein, L., The Palms of Madagascar- Conclusion

(Part of the Fall 2015 Show and Sale Booklet)

Botantical Garden Websites:

Fairchild Tropical Botantical Garden

World reknown collection of palms and cycads.

Montgomery Botanical Center

Advancing research, conservation, and education through scientific plant collections. Not open to the public except for special events.

There are many botanical gardens worth visiting, including The Kampong in Coconut Grove, Miami Beach Botanical Garden, Flamingo Garden in Davie, Naples Botanical Garden and Pinecrest Gardens.

I thought this was a very good list of outstanding public gardens in Florida:

The 15 Best Botanical Gardens in Florida

except for missing Miami Beach and Pinecrest Gardens. Pinecrest normally has a farmer's market open on Sunday until around 2:00 pm.

Palm Societies:

A source of information on every aspect of growing palms:

International Palm Society

The Palm and Cycad Societies of Australia - includes extensive database and images of palms in cultivation.


Other societies include:

Palm Beach County Palm and Cycad Society

Central Florida Palm and Cycad Society

Palm Society of Southern California

Palm Society of Northern California

The European Palm Society