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  [Aroid-l] FW: GIANT Philo at IAS auction!
From: "Julius Boos" ju-bo at msn.com> on 2006.09.08 at 22:45:28(14578)
Dear IAS members and friends,

I have only JUST got wind of what I believe is a monumental news item to us
aroid growers and collectors, a most important opportunity to aquire one of
the, if not THE largest species of Philodendron known, so I am rushing to
get the news out to all who will be interested!! Further information will
most probably be available soon on the IAS website!
A single plant (yes, only ONE!) of this GIANT entity (its name says it all,
"Philodendron maximum"!) donated to us by an anonymous member, will be
auctioned off during the IAS show and sale at Fairchild Gardens in Miami on
the 16 th of this month! This species was collected years ago in Amazonian
Ecuador, a very few plants have been in kept in cultivation, but none have
ever been offered for sale or were available till now! The 'blurb' (copied
below this post) says it all, MAN what a plant! A mere juvinile, but with
leaves 3 ft., yes I said 3 ft. long, and already sporting a 6 ft. spread!
WOW! As an adult, it will exibit leaves more than 6 ft. long by 3 ft.
wide, and a 12 ft. spread!!! MERCY!!
I HOPE that whoever is in charge of the auction may let all of us know IF
this ONE plant may be available for bids by e-mail, will someone let us know

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