SECTION Didactyle [Lindley] Cogn. 1902

TYPE = Bulbophyllum exaltatum Lindl. 1842

This section has epiphytes with membraneous, evanescent bracts giving rise to pseudobulbs carrying a single, coriaceous leaf and blooms on a synanthous, racemose, peduncle erect to apically drooping at an angle up to 45 degrees, carrying distichously arranged, resupinate flowers with free lateral sepals, patent petals, and an anther without a protrusion taller than the anterior margin.

There are 7 species in this section in forests up to 1600 meters in elevation from Colombia, Venezuela, Guyana, Brazil, Paraguay, Bolivia and Peru

Entries below with an asterix are listed in publications by J J Vermeullen and Shmidt 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 There are 4 species below that do not belong in this section, as to which ones I do not know

  1. Bulbophyllum antioquiense Kraenzl. 1899 Colombia

  2. Bulbophyllum dacruzii Campacci 2010 Brazil

  3. *!Bulbophyllum exaltatum Lindl. 1842 southern Venezuela, Guyana and northern Brazil

    *Bulbophyllum geraense Rchb.f. 1864 Brazil

  4. ?Bulbophyllum incarum Kraenzl. 1905 Peru

  5. Bulbophyllum involutum Borba, Semir & F.Barros 1998 Brazil

  6. Bulbophyllum ipanemense Hoehne Brazil

  7. Bulbophyllum lehmannianum Kraenzl. 1899 Colombia and Venezuela

  8. Bulbophyllum machupicchuense D.E.Benn. & Christenson 2001 Peru

  9. Bulbophyllum meridense Rchb.f.1850 Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and northern Brazil

  10. Bulbophyllum paranaense Schltr. 1919 Brazil

  11. Bulbophyllum perii Schltr. 1922 Brazil

  12. Bulbophyllum popayanense Kraenzl. 1899 Colombia

    Bulbophyllum reiginaldoi Campacci 2009 Brazil

  13. Bulbophyllum roraimense Rolfe 1896 Brazil

  14. Bulbophyllum sanderianum Rolfe 1893 Brazil

  15. Bulbophyllum sp.1 Venezuela

  16. Bulbophyllum tripetalum Lindl. 1842 Brazil

  17. Bulbophyllum warmingianum Cogn. 1902 Brazil