SECTION Brachypus Schlechter 1913

TYPE Species Bulbophyllum maxillarioides Schltr. 1911

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Characterized by medium sized flowers on single flowered inflorescence that seldom exceed the pseudobulbs in height. The single, persistent leafed pseudobulbs can be well developed or not. The resupinate flowers have the pedicel with the basal node above the attachment of the tubular floral bract and can have single veined petals with long papillae on the apex or be small, undivided and short haired and are small in comparison to the free, 3 to 9 veined sepals which can be equal or can have the laterals longer. The mobile, undivided lip is small, thick and fleshy to glabrous and often shorter but seldom longer than the column which has sublate stelida and a narrow foot. The anterior surface of the anther is not concave and the anterior margin is not drawn out. There are 4 pollina.

More or less 21 species occur in montane forests at elevations up to 1100 meters in New Guinea and the western Pacific Islands.

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 apiculatum Schltr. 1913 New Guinea

  2. Bulbophyllum blepharopetalum Schltr. 1913 New Guinea

  3. Bulbophyllum bombycinum J.J.Verm. 2008 Papua New Guinea

  4. Bulbophyllum brachygnomon J.J.Verm., Schuit. & de Vogel 2018 [tentatively put here along with B gunteri, P pterodon and B trutiniferum as these straddle the boundary of this section and section Polymeres]

  5. Bulbophyllum cerinum Schltr. 1913 New Guinea and the Solomon Islands

  6. Bulbophyllum chionanthum J.J.Verm., Schuit. & de Vogel 2018 New Guinea

  7. Bulbophyllum gunteri J.J.Verm., Schuit. & de Vogel 2018? [tentatively put here along with B pterodon, P trutiniferum and B brachygnonmon as these straddle the boundary of this section and section Polymeres] New Guinea

  8. Bulbophyllum katjae J.J.Verm., Schuit. & de Vogel 2018 Papua New Guinea

  9. Bulbophyllum latibrachiatum J.J.Sm. 1908 New Guinea

  10. Bulbophyllum lineolatum Schltr. 1913 New Guinea

  11. *!Bulbophyllum maxillarioides Schltr. 1905 Papua New Guinea

  12. Bulbophyllum nematopodum F. Muell. 1872 Queensland Australia

  13. Bulbophyllum phaeoglossum Schltr. 1913 New Guinea

  14. Bulbophyllum pterodon J.J.Verm., Schuit. & de Vogel 2018 [tentatively put here along with B gunteri, P trutiniferum and B brachygnonmon as these straddle the boundary of this section and section Polymeres] Papua New Guinea

  15. Bulbophyllum rhomboglossum Schltr. 1913 New Guinea and Vanuatu

  16. Bulbophyllum samoanum Schltr. 1911 New Hebrides, Fija, New Caledonia and Samoa

  17. Bulbophyllum schistocodon J.J.Verm., Schuit. & de Vogel 2018

  18. Bulbophyllum sp. 39 New Guinea New Guinea

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  19. Bulbophyllum tetratropis J.J.Verm., Schuit. & de Vogel 2018 Solomon Islands

  20. Bulbophyllum trutiniferum J.J.Verm., Schuit. & de Vogel 2018

    [tentatively put here along with B gunteri, P pterodon and B brachygnonmon as these straddle the boundary of this section and section Polymeres]

  21. Bulbophyllum tumidum J.J.Verm. 1991 Borneo

  22. Bulbophyllum turgidum J.J.Verm. 1991 Borneo

  23. Bulbophyllum variculosum J.J.Verm. 2008 western New Guinea

  24. Bulbophyllum versteegii J.J.Sm. 1908 New Guinea

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  25. Bulbophyllum yumtei J.J.Verm., Schuit. & de Vogel 2018 western New Guinea

    References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; New species of Bulbophyllum from eastern Malesia (Orchidaceae) Nordic Journal of Botany 26: 129195, 2008 Vermuellen; Bulbophyllum of Sulawesi Verm & O'Byrne 2011; Genera Orchidacearum Vol 6 Epidendroideae Pt 3 Pridgeon, Cribb Chase & Ramussen 2014;

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