SECTION Aeschynanthoides Carr 1930

TYPE = Bulbophyllum dryas Ridl. 1915

SECTION Aeschynanthoides Carr 1930

The basal node of the pedicel is more than 1 time the diameter above the attachment of the floral bract. The flowers are marked with purple separating them from section Stachysanthes which have the basal node of the pedicel level with the attachment of the floral bract and rarely have flowers marked with purple. This section also has small pseudobulbs with the rhizome being thicker than the pseduobulbs separating them from plants within the section Minutissima which have small pseudobulbs but they are thicker than the rhizomes.

There are most likely 6 species in this section found from Japan to Borneo in montane forests at elevations up to 1600 meters.

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 curranii Ames 1912 Philippines

  2. *!Bulbophyllum dryas Ridl. 1915 penninsular Malaysia, Borneo and Sumatra

  3. ?Bulbophyllum hymenanthum Hook.f. 1890 eastern Himalayas, Assam, Thailand, Vietnam and Borneo

  4. *Bulbophyllum stellulamontis J.J.Verm. & A.L.Lamb 2013 - Sarawak, Brunwei and Sabah Borneo

References Bulbophyllum and Their Allies Siegerist 2001; Genera Orchidacearum Vol 6 Epidendroideae Pt 3 Pridgeon, Cribb Chase & Ramussen 2014; Bulbophyllum of Borneo J J Verm, P O'Byrne and Lamb 2015;

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