SECTION Bifarium G A Fischer & J J Verm in prep.

TYPE = Bulbophyllum bifarium Hook.f. 1864

Epiphytes or lithophytes with creeping rhizomes giving rise to 2 leaved pseudobulbs blooming on 6 to 30 flowered, elongate, racemose inflorescence with distichous flowers, rachis hardly thickened, sharply 4 edged, with 2 concave sides from which the flowers arise. The floral bracts are as or longer than the flowers which are non resupinate and have free sepals that are glabrous abaxially, the laterals are reflexed at the base and adpressed against the rachis, The lip is mobile, undivided, with glabrous margins that are thick and solid, the anther abaxially has a conical protrusion higher than the anterior margin and carries 4 pollina.

At present there are 3 species in this section from Africa within Cameroon, Guinea, Kenya and Liberia occuring in montane forests up to 2050 meters in elevation

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.

  1. Bulbophyllum bidenticulatum J.J.Verm. 1984 Ivory Coast, Liberia, Sierra Leone, Cameroon and Kenya

  2. *!Bulbophyllum bifarium Hook.f. 1864 Cameroon, Kenya and Angola

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