The following articles are only available to members of the European Palm Society
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Germinating Palm Seeds by Stefan Mifsud
Not before time, an article telling you what you've always wanted to know about this ancient craft. Step-by-step instructions.
Trachycarpus oreophilus - The Thai Mountain Fan Palm
Restricted to a tiny area in N. Thailand, it's turned out to be as difficult to collect good seeds as it is to germinate them. May be a while before this one is available at your local garden centre.
Happy (or Crazy) Germination!? by Joerg Schuman
Have patience when it comes to germinating palm seeds, and don't give up too soon. So advises
Germany's Joerg Schuman
This guide is the cumulative result of the guides I prepared for Horticulture magazine between 2002 and 2008, which is why some genera are richly represented and others aren’t. In general, the recommended pronunciations accord with older references that I have found to be both consistent and reliable, rather than with current popular usage, which is often inconsistent and unreliable. (For a lengthier discussion of the thinking behind the recommendations, see my article, “How Do You Say That? A Guide to the Perversities of Botanical Latin.”) Particularly vexatious individual cases are noted below.