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There are more and more Encephalartos producing cones in New Zealand these days, and more people pollinating their own plants. Here are just a few words and pictures so you have an idea what you see as they come off the cones. People find it hard to grasp how a seed looks good but is […]


The Cycads is a two-volume set, in which volume 1 covers cycads of Asia and Australia, and volume 2 those of Africa and the Americas. Bill Pepperill I have both books. If you are a cycad book collector, you have to have these two books. If you are a grower looking for new and innovative photos and study you […]


By David Binney Before starting … a disclaimer: I’m a palm and cycad beginner. My early botanical interest has been in vireya rhododendrons. In the 1990s, trips into the mountains of Indonesia and Borneo enabled the collection of plant material and seed for the collections at Royal Botanical Gardens, Edinburgh, and even to bring seed back […]


those wanting the new book/books by Loran Whitelock and Duke Benadom can order them from Australia from Will Kraa  at

I have a pile of the more common green leaf species available if anyone is interested.Some are from  2015 cone harvest while others are 2014


As you know we are currently int he early stages of relaunching the Palm and Cycad Society digital community. The good news is we have a truck load of content from over 20 years of articles that have featured in the society’s magazine. The challenge now will be finding people who are keen to tell […]


The Kentia Palm in commercial horticulture By Peter Sinclair You would be surprised at the number of people who want to hire large Kentia Palms. They are frequently stolen because many people realise their value. We have even had palms taken from the back of our trucks. They demand a high price because due to […]

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So you’d like to bring some seed back from overseas? A few informal notes on importing palm and cycad seed Who has not seen palms and cycads loaded with seed while on their oversees holiday and been tempted to bring a few — or as some do, a whole sackful — back home. Well, you […]