Cycad Newsletter

One of the benefits of being a member of TCS is the quarterly newsletter. In 2001, TCS's Editor, Dr. Bart Schutzman, revolutionized the Cycad Newsletter into a full-color publication with a mix of scientific, horticultural, and expedition-related stories.

In 2010, the TCS Board of Directors voted to begin publishing original peer-reviewed scientific articles in the newsletter alongside the more traditional lay articles. The board also voted to change the name of the publication from Cycad Newsletter: Publication of the Cycad Society to Cycad Newsletter: Journal of the Cycad Society and to establish a Journal Editorial Board to oversee the peer-review process.

Included in every issue is a "Cycad Focus" column that highlights a different species and typically includes information on the native habitat, horticultural recommendations in different parts of the country or the world, phenology information, and beautiful color photos.

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To submit an article, a contribution to the "Cycad Focus" column, or an original manuscript for peer-review consideration please use the following contact information:

Dr. Bart Schutzman
Editor - The Cycad Newsletter
University of Florida
Environmental Horticulture Dept.
1531 Fifield Hall
Gainesville, FL 32611-0670


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sample issue of the Cycad Newsletter

Volume 27 Number 4 - December 2004 (1.6 Mb)

Sample Articles

Typical Articles

New Species Descriptions

Cycad Focus

One of the consistent components of the Cycad Newsletter since the September 2002 issue (Vol. 25, No. 3) has been the "Cycad Focus" column, in which a different species of cycad is highlighted in each issue. These columns typically feature taxonomical, horticultural, phenological, and other information on the respective 'target' species. The concept of targeting individual species in detail actually began long before 2002, however, and was first announced in the May 1981 issue (Vol. 4, No. 2). Originally called "Portrait of a Species," the first species to be targeted was Bowenia serrulata in the March 1982 issue (Vol. 5, No. 1). TCS will be making these in-depth "Portrait of a Species" and "Cycad Focus" articles available here on our website in an effort to provide quality educational information on cycads to a broader audience.

"Portrait of a Species" Articles

"Cycad Focus" Articles

  • Vol. 25, No. 3 (September 2002): Zamia inermis (by Bart Schutzman)

  • Vol. 25, No. 4 (December 2002): Encephalartos arenarius (by Tom Broome & Irv McDaniel)

  • Vol. 26, No. 1 (March 2003): Dioon mejiae (by Tom Broome, Bart Schutzman & Mark Bonta)

  • Vol. 26, No. 2 (June 2003): Ceratozamia hildae (by Tom Broome, Jody Haynes, Bart Schutzman, Garrie Landry & Jeff Chemnick)

  • Vol. 26, No. 3 (September 2003): Macrozamia heteromera group (by Bruce & Suzi Ironmonger & Tom Broome)

  • Vol. 26, No. 4 (December 2003): Cycas panzhihuaensis (by Terrence Walters, Jody Haynes, Craig Nazor, Suzi Ironmonger & Tom Broome)

  • Vol. 27, No. 1 (March 2004): Lepidozamia peroffskyana (by Bruce & Suzi Ironmonger, Jody Haynes, Craig Nazor, R.L. Frasier & Tom Broome)

  • Vol. 27, No. 2 (June 2004): Zamia splendens (by Bart Schutzman, Loran Whitelock, Irv McDaniel, Jody Haynes & Tom Broome)

  • Vol. 27, No. 3 (September 2004): Encephalartos ferox (by Jeff Chemnick, Craig Nazor, Tom Broome & Jody Haynes)

  • Vol. 27, No. 4 (December 2004): The Genus Bowenia (by Bruce & Suzi Ironmonger, Tom Broome, Jody Haynes, Jeff Chemnick & Craig Nazor)

  • Vol. 28, No. 1 (March 2005): Zamia pygmaea (by Bart Schutzman, Tom Broome & Irv McDaniel)

  • Vol. 28, No. 2 (June 2005): Ceratozamia euryphyllidia (by Jeff Chemnick)

  • Vol. 28, No. 3/4 (September/December 2005): Encephalartos laurentianus (by Maurice Levin & Roy Osborne) & Zamia fischeri / Z. vazquezii (by Bart Schutzman, Tom Broome & Craig Nazor)

  • Vol. 29, No. 1 (March 2006): Cycas debaoensis (by William Tang, Greg Holzman & Tom Broome)

  • Vol. 29, No. 2/3 (June/September 2006): Ceratozamia kuesteriana (by Bart Schutzman, Craig Nazor, Tom Broome & Jody Haynes) & Macrozamia moorei (by Bruce & Suzi Ironmonger, Tom Broome & Craig Nazor)

  • Vol. 29, No. 4 (December 2006): Zamia muricata (by Bart Schutzman & Tom Broome)

  • Vol. 30, No. 1 (March 2007): Dioon merolae (by Tom Broome, Michael Calonje & R.L. Frasier)

  • Vol. 30, No. 2 (June 2007): Dioon merolae, cont. (by Jeff Chemnick & Miguel Angel Pérez-Farrera) & Encephalartos turneri (by Maurice Levin, Pedro Capela, Greg Holzman & Tom Broome)

  • Vol. 30, No. 3 (September 2007): Cycas taitungensis (by Craig Nazor & Tom Broome)

  • Vol. 30, No. 4 (December 2007): Microcycas calocoma (by Ramiro Chaves, Yuriet Ferrer, Julio Lazcano, Jody Haynes, Michael Calonje & Tom Broome)

  • Vol. 31, No. 1 (March 2008): Encephalartos horridus (by Maurice Levin, Lara Loewenstein, Greg Holzman, Chris Dalzell, Roy Osborne, Jody Haynes, Michael Van Buskirk & Craig Nazor)

  • Vol. 31, No. 2/3 (June/September 2008): Caribbean Zamias, Part I: Zamia floridana (by Tom Broome & Bart Schutzman) & Macrozamia riedlei (by Craig Nazor)

  • Vol. 31, No. 4 (December 2008): Dioon tomasellii (by Nick Argyros, Tim Gregory & Roy Osborne)

  • Vol. 32, No. 1 (March 2009): Encephalartos kisambo (by Jody Haynes, Andrew Cameron & Greg Holzman)

  • Vol. 32, No. 2/3 (June/September 2009): Caribbean Zamias, Part II: Zamia erosa & Z. pumila (by Bart Schutzman, Tom Broome & Greg Holzman) & Zamia skinneri Complex (by Jody Haynes, Alberto Sidney Taylor Blake, Dale Holton & Greg Holzman)

  • Vol. 32, No. 4 (December 2009): Lepidozamia hopei (by Jody Haynes, Tom Broome, Kurt Eising & Greg Holzman)

  • Vol. 33, No. 1 (March 2010): Stangeria eriopus (by Nick Argyros, Tom Broome & Greg Holzman)

  • Vol. 33, No. 2 (June 2010): Encephalartos sclavoi (by Jody Haynes, Jan Andersson, Ken Hennell & Tom Broome)

  • Vol. 33, No. 3 (September 2010): Cycas petraea (by Craig Nazor & Anders Lindström)

  • Vol. 33, No. 4 (December 2010): Zamia lindenii (by Anders Lindström & Greg Holzman)

  • Vol. 34, No. 2/3 (June/September 2011): Cycas revoluta (by Tom Velardi, Alberto Taylor, Roy Osborne, William Tang, Bart Schutzman, Michael Calonje, Vanessa Trewick, Tokushiro Takaso & Yukitoshi Kimoto)

  • Vol. 34, No. 4 (December 2011): Encephalartos lehmannii (by Jody Haynes & Paul Sternberg)

  • Vol. 35, No. 1 (March 2012): Cycas cairnsiana (by Nick Argyros & Rodney Anderson)

  • Vol. 35, No. 2 (June 2012): Dioon spinulosum (by Jody Haynes, Roy Osborne, Jeff Chemnick, Dutch Vandervort, Tom Broome, Craig Nazor, Michael Calonje & Claudia Calonje)

  • Vol. 35, No. 3 (September 2012): Ceratozamia microstrobila (by Craig Nazor & Tom Broome)

  • Vol. 35, No. 4 / Vol. 36, No. 1 (December 2012 / March 2013): Zamia elegantissima (by Bart Schutzman & Tom Broome)

  • Vol. 36, No. 2/3 (June/September 2013): Cycas bifida & C. micholitzii (by Tom Broome & Craig Nazor)

  • Vol. 36, No. 4 (December 2013): Zamia lindleyi (by Alberto Taylor, Greg Holzman, Michael Calonje & Carlos Espinosa Miranda)

  • Vol. 37, No. 1 (March 2014): Encephalartos princeps(by Jody Haynes, Jeff Chemnick, George Sparkman & Gerhard van Deventer)

  • Vol. 37, No. 2/3 (June/September 2014): Ceratozamia mexicana (by Jody Haynes & Craig Nazor) & Dioon califanoi (by Nick Argyros, Keith Huber, Tim Gregory, Jody Haynes & Jeff Chemnick)

  • Vol. 37, No. 4 (December 2014): Zamia pseudoparasitica (by Alberto Taylor, Jorge Medieta & Gustavo Varela)

  • Vol. 38, No. 1 (March 2015): Macrozamia moorei (by Larry Krauss & Keith Huber)

Below are the "Cycad Focus" articles that are available online in alphabetical order:


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Dr. Bart Schutzman
Editor - The Cycad Newsletter
University of Florida
Environmental Horticulture Dept.
1531 Fifield Hall
Gainesville, FL  32611-0670


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Back Issues

Back issues of the Cycad Newsletter are available as follows:

  • Volume 1 #1 (August 1977) through Volume 24 #4 (December 2001) are $ 4.00 per issue. Some originals, some Xerox copies.
  • Volume 25 #1 (March 2002) to date are $ 5.00 per single issue, $10 per double issue, and $15 per triple issue. New format, all color issues.


  • Number of issues per volume may vary
  • Double / Triple issues are priced accordingly (see above)
  • All sales include postage

I hope you will enjoy your back issues, should you decide to order any. Remember, if I can assist you in any way, please do not hesitate to write.

Larry Krauss

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This page was updated on Monday, 16 September 2013 .