`SECTION Chaseela [Summerh.] G A Fischer & J J Verm in prep.

TYPE = Chaseella pseudohydra Summerh. 1961 = Bulbophyllum pseudohydra [Summerh.] G A Fischer & J.J.Verm.

Epiphytes with creeping rhizomes giving rise to 6 to 12 leaved pseudobulbs with needle shaped leaves with 1 to 2 inflorescence with a not thickened rachis if present, round in crossection from which the flowers arise. The floral bracts are shorter than the 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 within montane forests at elevations up to 2000 meters in Cameroon, Gabon, Ivory Coast, Uganda and Zaire.

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 pseudohydra [Summerh.] G A Fischer & J J Verm. 2014

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