SECTION Cirrhopetalum [Lindl.] Rchb.f 1861

Type species: Cirrhopetalum thouarsii = Bulbophyllum longiflorum Thou 1822

SYNONYMS = Zygoglossum Reinwardt 1828

Characterized by being medium sized plants with elongated stout rhizomes giving rise to ovoid, well spaced pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, erect leaf that blooms on a false umbel, like a daisy, and have flowers with the lateralsepals joined in the upper 2/3's and they are very much longer than the other floral segments

There are approximatley 10 species in this section, 1 in Africa and 9 in Asia in montane forests at elevations up to 1800 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.

CAUTION!!!!!Obviously there are way to many species represented here so please use with caution, I await more references which will help me to move the species here to what section they really belong.

    ~Bulbophyllum abbreviatum Rchb.f 1881 - See Bulbophyllum trigonopus Rchb. f. 1881

  1. Bulbophyllum amplifolium (Rolfe) N.P.Balakr. & Sud.Chowdhury 1968 Guizhou, Xizang and Yunnan provinces of China

  2. Bulbophyllum annamense (Garay) Sieder & Kiehn 2009 Vietnam

  3. Bulbophyllum annandalei Ridl. 1920 Thailand and Malaysia

    ~Bulbophyllum baucoense Ames 1915 - See Bulbophyllum weberi Ames 1912 Philippines

  4. Bulbophyllum blaoense Tich & Diep ex Aver. & Tich 2015 Vietnam

  5. Bulbophyllum bootanense Parish & Rchb. f. 1874 Bhutan, Assam, Eastern Himalayas, western Himalayas and Myanmar

  6. Bulbophyllum chinense (Lindl.) Rchb.f. 1861 China

  7. Bulbophyllum cummingii [Lindl.]Rchb.f 1861 Philippines and Sabah Borneo

  8. *Bulbophyllum dentiferum Ridl. 1915 Thailand, Malaysia and Java

  9. *Bulbophyllum eberhardtii ( Gagnep. ) Seidenf. 1992 Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam and southern China

  10. Bulbophyllum electrinum Seidenf. 1973 publ. 1974 Yunnan China

  11. *Bulbophyllum fenestratum J.J. Sm. 1907 Thailand, penninsular Malaysia, Sumatra, Java and Borneo

  12. Bulbophyllum fimbriatum (Lindl.) Rchb.f. 1861 southwestern India

  13. Bulbophyllum fimbriperianthium W.M.Lin 2006 southern Taiwan

  14. Bulbophyllum fischeri Seidenf. 1974 India

  15. Bulbophyllum frostii Summerh.1928 Vietnam

  16. Bulbophyllum gamosepalum (Griff.) J.J. Sm. 1912 Myanmar

  17. Bulbophyllum gongshanense Z.H.Tsi 1981 northwestern Yunnan province of China

  18. Bulbophyllum graveolens J.J. Sm. 1912 New Guinea

  19. Bulbophyllum hiepii Aver. 1992 Vietnam

  20. Bulbophyllum hirundinis [Gagnep.] Seidenf. 1974 Vietnam, Taiwan

  21. Bulbophyllum lineatum (Teijsm. & Binn.) J.J.Sm. 1912 Myanmar

  22. Bulbophyllum loherianum [Kranzel] Ames 1925 Philippines

  23. Bulbophyllum longibrachiatum Z.H.Tsi 1981 China and Vietnam

  24. *!Bulbophyllum longiflorum Thouars 1822 Africa, Madagascar, Mascarenes, Seychelles and on into Malaysia, Queensland Australia, New Guinea, New Caledonia, Fiji and the Society and Austral Islands

  25. Bulbophyllum masonii (Senghas) J.J.Wood 1986 Papua New Guinea

  26. Bulbophyllum morotaiense J.J. Sm. 1932 Moluccas

  27. Bulbophyllum nanobulbon Seidenfaden 1973 publ. 1974 Malaysia

  28. Bulbophyllum nodosum [Rolfe] J.J.Sm. 1912 India

  29. Bulbophyllum obtusiangulum Z.H.Tsi 1995 Madagascar and the Mascarenes

  30. Bulbophyllum omerandrum Hayata 1914 north Fujian, north Guangdong, Guangxi, western Hubei, north Hunan and Zhejiang provinces of China, and Taiwan

  31. Bulbophyllum ornatissimum (Rchb. f.) J.J. Sm. 1912 India, Assam and the eastern Himalayas

  32. Bulbophyllum othonis (Kuntze) J.J.Sm. 1912 the Philippines

  33. Bulbophyllum pectenveneris (Gagnep.) Seidenf. 1974 Hubei, Fujian and Anhui China, South Vietnam, Laos and Thailand

  34. Bulbophyllum picturatum [Lodd.] Rchb.f 1864 Assam to Myanmar, Thailand to Vietnam

  35. Bulbophyllum pseudopicturatum (Garay) Sieder & Kiehn 2009 Myanmar and Thailand

  36. Bulbophyllum pulchrum (N.E. Br.) J.J. Sm. 1912 Maluku, Sumatra, Ambon, Buru and the Moluccas

  37. Bulbophyllum rothschildianum (O'Brien) J.J. Sm. 1912 southern Yunnan Province of China, northeastern India, Assam and Myanmar

  38. Bulbophyllum rubroguttatum Seidenf. 1985 Thailand

  39. Bulbophyllum sanguineopunctatum Seidenf. & A.D.Kerr 1973 publ. 1974 Thailand and Laos

  40. Bulbophyllum sarcophylloides Garay, Hamer & Siegerist 1994 northeastern India and Sikkim

  41. Bulbophyllum sarcophyllum [King & Pntlg.]J.J. Sm. 1912 Bhutan, Assam and Sikkim in the Himalayas well as Myanmar

  42. Bulbophyllum scabratum Rchb. f. 1864 Assam India, Bangladesh, eastern Himalayas, Nepal, Bhutan, Sikkim and Thailand

  43. Bulbophyllum schwarzii Sieder & Kiehn 2010 publ. 2011 Vietnam

  44. Bulbophyllum serratotruncatum Seidenf. 1974 Malaysia

  45. Bulbophyllum sibuyanense Ames 1912 Philippines

  46. Bulbophyllum sikkimense (King & Pantl.) J.J. Sm. 1912 Sikkim

  47. Bulbophyllum skeatianum Ridl. 1915 Malaysia

  48. Bulbophyllum spathulatum (Rolfe ex E. Cooper) Seidenf. 1970 Assam, eastern Himalayas, Sikkim, Myanmar, Laos and Vietnam

  49. Bulbophyllum sp. 38

  50. Bulbophyllum sp. 59

  51. Bulbophyllum sp. 31 69

  52. Bulbophyllum sp.95 Vietnam

  53. Bulbophyllum strangularium (Rchb.f.) J.J.Sm. 1912

  54. Bulbophyllum strigosum (Garay) Sieder & Kiehn 2009 Vietnam

  55. Bulbophyllum taeniophyllum Parish & Rchb. f. 1874 southern Yunnan province of China, Myanmar, Thailand, Laos, Malaysia, Sumatra and Java

  56. Bulbophyllum trigonopus Rchb. f. 1881 Thailand, penninsular Malaysia and Borneo

  57. Bulbophyllum tseanum (S.Y. Hu & Barretto) Z.H. Tsi 2000 Hong Kong

  58. Bulbophyllum weberi Ames 1912 Philippines

  59. Bulbophyllum zamboangense Ames 1913 Philippines

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *New species of Bulbophyllum from eastern Malesia (Orchidaceae) Nordic Journal of Botany 26: 129195, 2008 Vermuellen; Flora of China 25: 404440. 2009; 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; Genera Orchidacearum Vol 6 Epidendroideae Pt 3 Pridgeon, Cribb Chase & Ramussen 2014; Bulbophyllum of Borneo J J Verm, P O'Byrne and Lamb 2015