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Palm and Pest Identification:
This website (idtools.org), 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:
Discussion on particular palms can be found at palmtalk.org, a forum provided by the International Palm Society:
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:
The above link lists the many publications, prepared by long time experts in palms.
Google search of all EDIS publications:
Horticulture advice can be found on UF extension sites:
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.
A searchable database of Florida friendly plants including palms and "palm-like" plants (aka cycads) can be found at:
(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, www.palms.org
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 www.palms.org.
Marcus, J., and Banks, K., A Practical Guide to Germinating Palm Seeds, Palms, April 1999.
Goldstein, L., The Palms of Madagascar- Conclusion
(Part of the Fall 2015 Show and Sale Booklet)
Botantical Garden Websites:
World reknown collection of palms and cycads.
Advancing research, conservation, and education through scientific plant collections. Not open to the public except for special events.
I thought this was a very good list of outstanding public 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.
A source of information on every aspect of growing palms:
The Palm and Cycad Societies of Australia - includes extensive database and images of palms in cultivation.
Other societies include: