`SECTION Carnosisepala G A Fischer & J J Verm in prep.

TYPE = Bulbophyllum carnosisepalum J.J.Verm. 1986

Epiphytes with creeping rhizomes giving rise to single leafed pseudobulbs with elongate, racemose, 3 to 12, distichous flowered inflorescence with a thickened rachis, sharply four edged, with 2 concave sides from which the flowers arise. The floral bracts are shorter than the non-resupinate flowers with free sepals that are glabrous abaxially. The lip is mobile, undivided with glabrous margins that are thick and solid. The acuminate stelida are .04 to .048" [1 to 1.2 mm] long. the anther has an abaxial, dorsiventrally flattened protrusion overtopping the anterior margin and carries 4 pollina.

This is a monotypic section found in Africa within lowland and montane forests

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. If a sectional name has a "`" in front then it is a complete section with all the known species represented.

  1. *Bulbophyllum carnosisepalum J.J.Verm. 1986

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