`SECTION Altisceptrum J.J.Sm. 1914

LectoType species: Ephippium elongatum = Bulbophyllum elongatum [Bl] Hassk.

Characterized by a many flowered, elongate inflorescence, the basal node of the pedicel is level with the attachment of the floral bract, the shape and size of the petals which are 2/3's the size of the median sepal or longer and widest close to the base, either gradually narrowing towards the tip, or somewhat constricted halfway and with a thickened apex. The pseduobulbs are almost always marked with purple and carry a single, persistent leaf.

There are 9 species currently in this section that is confined to India, Bhutan, China, Laos, Thailand, Malaysia, Sumatra, Java, Borneo, The Philippines and Papua New Guinea occuring in keranga, limestone and montane forests at elevations up to 3000 meters

Entries below with an asterix are listed in publications by J J Vermeullen etal.[2014/15] 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 disjunctum Ames & C.Schweinf. 1920 Borneo

  2. *!Bulbophyllum elongatum (Blume) Hassk. 1844 Borneo, Java, Penninsular Malaysia, the Philippines and New Guinea

  3. *Bulbophyllum farinulentum J.J.Sm. 1920 Thailand, Malaysia, Borneo and Sumatra

  4. *Bulbophyllum fulvibulbum J.J.Verm. 1991 - Sabah Borneo

  5. *Bulbophyllum gymnopus Hook.f. 1890 Eastern Himalayas, Assam, Bhutan, Sikkim, Myanmar and Thailand

  6. *Bulbophyllum lissoglossum J.J.Vermeulen 1991 Sabah Borneo

  7. *Bulbophyllum oreogigas J J Verm 2015 - Sabah Borneo

  8. *Bulbophyllum penduliscapum J.J.Sm. 1900 Malaysia, Sumatra, Borneo and the Philippines

  9. *Bulbophyllum placochilum J.J.Verm. 1991 - Sabah Borneo

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of China 25: 404440. 2009;Genera Orchidacearum Vol 6 Epidendroideae Pt 3 Pridgeon, Cribb Chase & Ramussen 2014; Bulbophyllum of Borneo, J J Verm, Lamb & O'Byrne 2015;

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