Palm and Cycad Study Groups

These Groups were formed with the aim of studying the cultivation and propagation of Australia's native palms and cycads with the aim of bringing more of these beautiful plants into cultivation. Initially separate Study Groups were formed - one for the cycads and one for the palms - but these were later merged into a single Group. These Groups are now closed but their newsletters are available for download from the links below.

Lepidozamia peroffskyana    Livistona eastonii
Left: Lepidozamia peroffskyana; Scaly Zamia.
Right: Livistona eastonii; Kimberley Fan Palm.

Photos: Brian Walters


The Study Groups' newsletters document reports from members into cultivation issues, propagation methods and natural occurrences of different species. The newsletters also include information on the taxonomy of the plants being studied.

The following newsletters are available for download and missing issues will be added if copies are located.

Palm and Cycad Study Group

Initially, this Study Group was named the Cycad and Zamia Study Group - from Newsletter 33 the Indigenous Palm Study Group was absorbed into the Group.

* Issue incorrectly numbered as 61.

** Incorrect date - should probably be June 2007.

Indigenous Palm Study Group

This Study Group was merged into the Cycad and Zamia Study Group in late 1987 or early 1988. It is not known if any newsletters were issued after No.10.

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