>>** Subject: 2001 IAS Auction
** If you plan to bid, please get your bids to me before 8pm Tues., Sept. 18
** Bids will be accepted from individuals that are not members of the
International Aroid Society, just follow the instructions listed below. One
of the best sources for information on plants that are on this year's
auction list can be found in Aroideana, the journal of the IAS, which as you
guessed, is a benefit of being a member of the IAS, so why not go ahead and
join now! Instructions on how to join the IAS can be found on the IAS web
site located at: http://www.aroid.org
** Updated as of July 17, 2001 8pm **
There will be a plant auction on Sept. 22nd, Saturday night, after the
banquet and guest speaker event. Pictures of some of these plants are
available on the IAS web site located at http://www.aroid.org
The following plants will be auctioned to the highest bidder....
Items 1-6 were sent by Joep Moonen from French Guyana and grown by Denis
6 Dracontium sp. 'Flat Top' seedlings. From the junction of the roads to
Cacao and Regina, French Guyana.
*** to be auctioned as 6 separate plants ***
3 medium sized seedlings of Philodendron solimoesense in 6 inch pots.
*** to be auctioned as 3 separate plants ***
A big healthy piece of Philodendron ornatum (we think??? The ink washed off
A large piece of Anthurium moonenii -- This is a new species to Horticulture
and is still quite rare in collections. Dr. Croat just recently named it.
It is a climbing trilobed
18 seedlings of Dieffenbachia humilis in 4 inch pots. From Campleonse,
*** to be auctioned as 18 separate plants -- all plants will go for
whatever the highest floor bid of the first plant
Several pieces of Philodendron billietiae -- both narrow and broad leafed
forms. A new vining species from French Guyana.
*** to be auctioned as separate pieces ***
>From the Betty Waterbury Collection, a piece of the much sought after, long
leafed, semi-vining, upright Philodendron espiritu sancti. Last year the
piece sold for $500.00
>From Denis Rotolante of Silver Krome Gardens, a 6 inch
pot of Anthurium superbum.
Items 9-15 were sent by Michael Pascal in Australia and grown by Denis
Dracontium sp. (probably D. gigas)
Pseudodracontium sp. - Collected in Thailand
Amorphophallus pygmaeus - 'I have to have this!' A rather small species,
but it's leaves are almost as dark as midnight and velvety. Please see
Aroideana issue #19 for details. Now this is when the bidding gets intense!
Zantedeschia collection - donated by Paul Tyerman of Australia. Z.
'Mango' - a beautiful orange and Z. 'Dominique' - purple with yellow
*** To be auctioned as a collection ***
Typhonium varians - donated by Alan Galloway. A native of Thailand.
Xanthosoma collection - donated by Alan Galloway. X. maffafa (aka X. 'Lime
Zinger') with chartruese leaves and X. sagittifolium variegata with
beautiful variegated petioles and some variegation in the leaves.
*** to be auctioned as a collection ***
Anchomanes collection - donated by Alan Galloway. Seedlings of A. difformis
and A. giganteus.
*** to be auctioned as a collection ***
Amorphophallus konjac 'Flesh Gordon' - donated by Tony Avent of Plant
Delights Nursery. Leaf petiole is flesh-colored and highlighted with tiny
black dots. This is a must have for deviants (oops, I mean collectors of
Amorphophallus konjac 'Pinto' - donated by Tony Avent of Plant Delights
Nursery. The ultimate dwarf! This is not just a small plant, but it shows
outstanding traits of dwarfism, such as a short, fat petiole, and
'heavy-looking' leaves. Imagine Arnold Schwarzenegger only being 12 inches
tall and still pumped up!
> >>>>Keep watching for more emails. As additional plants are donated, an
updated Auction list will be sent to the Aroid-l mailing list.
Now, the auction will work this way.... you send me a bid... the highest
that you would be willing to pay for the plant. If the bidding on the floor
stops at $50.00 and your bid to me was $100.00, you will get the plant for
$55.00, if the bidding on the floor has been in $5.00 increments. If the
bidding has been in $1.00 increments, you would get the plant for $56.00.
Actually, I will be bidding for you as the auction is actually happening,
but, I will not exceed your maximum bid. If your bid is successful, I will
notify you and you can send the IAS a check and the plant will be mailed to
you. If there are any questions on this procedure, send an e-mail directly
to me, email@example.com. Please do NOT hit the reply button and clog
up the list.
If you will be attending the Auction, you will be bidding for whatever
plants interest you; I will be bidding against you in place of aroiders not
able to attend the event. Prepare to bring your wallets, credit cards,
checkbooks, and deeds to your homes and remember that the money made during
the auction goes towards a good cause, us, the IAS.
If you will not be attending the Auction, but care to make a bid and have
access to the internet: Send me a PRIVATE E-MAIL to
with AUCTION as the subject. In the body of the
message indicate which plant you are bidding on and the maximum amount that
you will pay for it. And feel free to bid on as many plants as you would
like. Remember, this is a means of raising much needed funds for the IAS
organization. Also, please give your shipping address.
>>>>If you send a reply to aroid-l, your bid will be trashed by
I will check my e-mail as late as 8:00 pm eastern time on Tuesday, Sept. 18,
2001 to see if there are any further bids. Bids will not be accepted after
this time and date.
If you will not be attending the Auction, but care to make a bid and do NOT
have access to the internet: Send a 'snail-mail' (a paper letter physically
delivered by the postal service) with your name, address, which plant you
are bidding for, and the maximum amount that you are willing to bid. Please
send to: Petra Schmidt, IAS Auction, Plant Delights Nursery, 9241 Sauls Rd.,
Raleigh, NC, 27603-4794 USA. Please do not send money, as this is only a
bid that you are placing. Your letter must arrive by Sept. 18, 2001.
Are we ready for some fun?