SECTION Adelopetalum [Fitz] J.J. Verm. 1993

TYPE = Bulbophyllum bracteatum F M Bailey 1891

Characterized by having a creeping rhizome, an inflorescence with 2 or more flowers [other than B lillianae, lingulatum which have one], the basal node of the pedicel is above the attachment of the floral bract, stelida are present, a stigma that does not protrude from the face of the column and 2 or 4 pollina without a stipe

There are 8 species in this section confined to Australia, New Zealand and New Caledonia occuring in lower montane forests at elevations up to 1800 meters. B corythium below may be a synonym of B argyropus and if so then the species count of 8 is correct.

Entries below with an asterix are listed in publications by J J Vermeullen and so are more likely correct than ones without. Species with a question mark in front, seem to me to not conform and so please use with caution. If a sectional name has a "`" in front then it is a complete section with all the known species represented.

  1. *Bulbophyllum argyropus (Endl.) Rchb.f. 1876 Norfolk Is, Queensland and New South Wales Australia and New Zealand

  2. Bulbophyllum boonjee B.Gray & D.L.Jones 1984 Queensland Australia

  3. *!Bulbophyllum bracteatum F.M.Bailey 1891 Australia

  4. *Bulbophyllum corythium N.Hallé 1981 New Caledonia

  5. Bulbophyllum elisae F. Mueller 1868 Australia

  6. Bulbophyllum lageniforme F.M.Bailey 1904 Queensland Australia

  7. *Bulbophyllum lilianae Rendle 1917 Australia

  8. *Bulbophyllum lingulatum Rendle 1921 New Caledonia

  9. Bulbophyllum newportii Rolfe 1909 Australia

    References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchid Monographs Vol 7 Vermeullen 1993; Genera Orchidacearum Vol 6 Epidendroideae Pt 3 Pridgeon, Cribb Chase & Ramussen 2014