Chamaerops No.40

Autumn Edition 2000

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Editorial

Paschalococos and the Disappearing Palms
Carlo Morici, Palmetum de Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Parque Maritimo, 38001 Canarias, Spain
Extinct is Forever' as the posters say. Carlo ponders this, and explores and explains about other vulnerable species of palm in this well-researched article.

Palms in the Channel Islands
Michael A.F. Carter, 52 Golden Avenue, West Kingston, N. East Preston, Littlehampton, West Sussex BN16 1QX
An interesting look at palm life in the Channel Islands, off the coast of France. The palms are indeed there, if you know where to find them.

Cycad Tour of Mexico
Ian Watt, Brooklands Plants, Dorchester, Dorset
Fascinating and entertaining article covering Ian's recent horticultural tour of southern Mexico, mouth-watering fare for Cycad lovers, and nice pics!

An Introduction to Tree Ferns
Peter Strong, Fernleigh Farm Nursery, Kloof, South Africa
Tree ferns are becoming almost common in cultivation, especially in the U..K. and garden centres and nurseries sell thousands and thousands every year. Here Peter gives us some background to this and other species, and reminds us how little we really know about this by now familiar plant. See also his postscript in the Letters Page

Palm Archives No. 3 & 4
Jörg Schumann, Rathausplatz 2, 09247 Röhrsdorf, Germany
Another in Jorg's series about little-known palms. Here he gives a verbal snapshot of two rare Madagascan species

Summer Meeting in Ticino
Jörg Witticke, Am Eulenberg 13, 06528 Beyernaumburg, Germany
Jörg relates the palmy adventures of 50 of our members who got together for an exciting summer meeting in southern Switzerland, seeing some of Europe's finest palms and gardens. Shoulda been there!

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