SECTION Brachystachyae Benth. & Hook. f. 1883

TYPE = Bulbophyllum repens Griff. 1851

SYNONYMS - Cochlia Bl. 1825; Sect. Cochlia (Bl.) Benth. & Hook.f. 1883; sect. Cylindracea Pfitz. 1889; sect. Saurocephalum Schltr. 1912; sect. Globiceps Schltr. 1913; Osyricera Bl. 1825; Sect. Osyricera (Bl.) J.J. Sm. 1914; sect. Diptychanthes sensu Rchb.f. 1857;

Characterized by the creeping rhizomes giving rise to minute pseudobulbs in comparison to the size of the plant, carrying sa single apical, persistent leaf and blooms on a contracted or elongate, lax to dense, many flowered inflorescence carrying resupinate flowers with the pedicel has its basal node level witht he floral bract attachment, a typically short column foot and the thin attachment of the free, mobile lip is often deeply imbedded in the surface formed by the base of the lateral sepals, the dense racemose inflorescence with flowers in a regular pattern or lax with flowers having the lateral sepals adpressed to the rachis and having purple coloring. The lateral sepals form a dish to bowl-shaped structure around the lip. The best defining diagnostic sign is the upper margin stellida usually with a slight to distinct wing or tooth, 4 pollina. Remember that stelida have a vein that runs into it wings do not.

There are about 43 species in this section from montane forests at elevations under 2200 meters in Indi, Sri Lanka to China, southwards to Java and eastwards to the western Pacific.

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 alcicorne C.S.P.Parish & Rchb.f. 1874 Myanmar, Malaysia and Thailand

  2. Bulbophyllum apiferum Carr 1930 Thailand and Malaysia

  3. *Bulbophyllum atrorubens Schltr. 1906 Sulawesi, New Guinea, Moluccas, New Caledonia, Samoa and Vanuatu

  4. *Bulbophyllum bicarinatum J J Verm & Lamb 2013 - Borneo

  5. *Bulbophyllum botryophorum Ridl. 1897 Malaysia and Sarawak Borneo

  6. Bulbophyllum caecilii J.J.Sm. 1927 Sumatra

  7. *Bulbophyllum calliferum J J Verm & Lamb 2013 - Borneo

  8. *Bulbophyllum coniferum Ridl. 1909 Malaysia, Java, Sumatra and Borneo

  9. Bulbophyllum cornu-cervi King 1895 Sikkim, eastern Himalayas

  10. Bulbophyllum cylindraceum Lindl. 1830 Nepal, eastern Himalayas, Sikkim, India, Nepal, western Himalayas, Myanmar and Thailand

  11. *Bulbophyllum cyrtognomom J.J.Verm. & A.L.Lamb 2008 Sabah Borneo

  12. *Bulbophyllum divergens J J Verm. & O'Byrne 2011 - Borneo

  13. *Bulbophyllum dolichodon J J Verm, P O'Byrne & Lamb 2015 - Borneo

  14. Bulbophyllum fissibrachium J.J.Sm. 1927 Sumatra

  15. *Bulbophyllum fragosum J J Verm & Lamb 2013 - Borneo

  16. Bulbophyllum globiceps Schltr. 1905 New Guinea

  17. *Bulbophyllum heldiorum J J Verm 1991 - Borneo

  18. *Bulbophyllum hyposiphon J J Verm & Lamb 2013 - Borneo

  19. * Bulbophyllum hyption J J Verm & P OByrne 2015 - Borneo

  20. *Bulbophyllum kemulense J J Sm. 1931 - Borneo

  21. Bulbophyllum khasyanum Griff. 1851 Chinese Himalayas, eastern Himalayas, Assam, Thailand and Vietnam

  22. *Bulbophyllum molle J J Verm & O'Byrne - Sulawesi

  23. Bulbophyllum moroides J.J.Sm. 1917 Sumatra

  24. *Bulbophyllum osyricera Schltr. 1911 Java and Sabah Borneo

  25. Bulbophyllum osyriceroides J.J.Sm. 1920 Java and Sumatra

  26. Bulbophyllum piluliferum King & Pantl. 1895 Sikkim

  27. Bulbophyllum pseudoconiferum W.Suarez & Cootes 2009 Philippines

  28. *!Bulbophyllum repens Griff. 1851 Chinese Himalayas, eastern Himalayas, Assam, Myanmar, Thailand, Malaysia and Vietnam

  29. *Bulbophyllum retrorsum J.J.Verm. & A.L.Lamb 2008 Malaysia and Borneo

  30. Bulbophyllum rigidum King & Pantl. 1898 eastern Himalayas, Assam India, Nepal and Sikkim

  31. *Bulbophyllum rubiferum J.J.Sm. 1918 Sarawak, Borneo and Java

  32. *Bulbophyllum salaccense Rchb.f. 1857 Malaysia, Borneo, Java and Sumatra

  33. Bulbophyllum spadiciflorum Tixier 1966 Vietnam

  34. Bulbophyllum sp.85

  35. *Bulbophyllum submarmoratum J.J.Sm. 1918 Java and Borneo

  36. *Bulbophyllum trifolium Ridl. 1897 penninsular Malaysia and, Sabah and Sarawak Borneo

  37. Bulbophyllum xylophyllum C.S.P.Parish & Rchb.f. 1874 Bhutan, Assam, India, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Thirty Two New Species of Bulbophyllum (Orchidaceae)from Sulawesi J.J. VERMEULEN 1 AND P. O’BYRNE Gard. Bulletin Singapore 60 (1): 73-153 2008; Genera Orchidacearum Vol 6 Epidendroideae Pt 3 Pridgeon, Cribb Chase & Ramussen 2014; Bulbophyllum of Borneo J J Verm, P O'Byrne and Lamb 2015 photos/drawing fide;

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