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

TYPE = Bulbophyllum comatum Lindl. 1862

Epiphytes with creeping rhizomes giving rise to single leafed pseudobulbs with elongate, racemose, many spirally arranged flowered inflorescence with a swollen, spindle shaped rachis, cylindrical or obovoid. The floral bracts are about as long as the resupinate flowers with free sepals and long hairs abaxially. The lip is mobile, auriculate near the base, thick, solid, margins and adaxial surface hirsute. The anther has no abaxial protrusion and carries 4 pollina.

This is a monotypic section occuring in the forests of Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Ivory Coast, Liberia, Nigeria, Sierra Leone and Rwanda at elevations up to 1300 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. If a sectional name has a "`" in front then it is a complete section with all the known species represented.

  1. *!Bulbophyllum comatum Lindl. 1862 Ivory Coast, Liberia, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Gabon, Cameroon, Gulf of Guinea Islands and Rwanda

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