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W.GIF (1672 bytes)elcome to the home page of the Palm & Cycad Societies of Florida, Inc. (PACSOF), initiated in June, 1998. This organization's goal is to unite the palm and cycad societies in Florida and to provide a statewide network of people interested in the wonderful world of palms and cycads.

Please feel free to browse the links below to our PACSOF Special Offerings, which include our very own award-winning Virtual Palm Encyclopedia and Virtual Cycad Encyclopedia, as well as the Virtual Palm Tour of Fairchild Tropical Garden. If you are like many of us hobbyists, you might find the article, What's in a (Botanical) Name?, which is our glossary and pronunciation guide to palm and cycad Latin names, virtually invaluable.

When you feel you have learned enough about palms and/or cycads for one day, you might like to relax by perusing a ca. 1900 German palm print for your viewing pleasure; this print contains nine palm species along with the not-so-accurate, yet entertaining (and educational) scientific names that were being used for these palms 100 years ago.

Wherever you choose to go herein, we sincerely hope that you enjoy your stay...and that you make it a point to come back often. Thank you for visiting!

 

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IMPORTANT   ANNOUNCEMENTS!

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At least 40 rare cycads were stolen from Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden in Florida from March through August 2002. Click here for more information.

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A total of 20 rare cycads were stolen from Quail Botanical Gardens in Encinitas, California, on 26 January 2003. Click here for more information.

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More rare cycads were stolen from Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden on 4-5 September 2004. Click here for more information.

 

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PACSOF Special Offerings

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Virtual Palm Encyclopedia
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Virtual Cycad Encyclopedia

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What's in a (Botanical) Name?
Glossary of palm and cycad Latin names by Robert Lee Riffle
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Palm & Cycad Cartoon Collection
by Geoff Stein
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Florida Chapter Information

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Florida Chapter
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Comments & Testimonials

Click here to read actual comments and
testimonials sent in by visitors to the PACSOF website.

(You can also send your own comments or criticisms from this page.)

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Plantapalm.com makes the Miami Herald!

Virtual Cycad Encyclopedia makes CNN.com!

Plantapalm.com makes Discovering Archaeology magazine!

Plantapalm.com ranked in  Top 5 "tree" 
websites by
Go.com & Infoseek.com

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Palm & Cycad Links of Interest


International Palm Society

The Cycad Society

Palm & Cycad Societies of Australia

Palms of the World

Fairchild Tropical Garden

Montgomery Botanical Center

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Palm & Cycad E-Mail Lists


The International Palm Society and The Cycad Society have both established free e-mail lists.

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This site is copyrighted 1998-2010, Jody L. Haynes (c/o Palm & Cycad Societies of Florida)
For questions or comments, e-mail the webmaster.