SECTION Emarginatae Garay, Hamer and Siegrist 1994

TYPE: = Bulbophyllum emarginatum (Finet) J.J.Sm.1912

This section has patent rhizomes giving rise to pseudobulbs carrying a single, persistent leaf and blooms on a racemose, subumbellate, 1 to 2, to many flowered inflorescence carrying resupinate flowers with the pedicel basal node above the attachment of the floral bracts. The dorsal sepal is free, 5 to 7 veined and is glabrous to ciliolate margined. The lateral sepals are 2 to 3 times as long as the dorsal sepal and are twisted towards the base os the the upper margins whi8ch turn inwards and are adherent to connate along their margins. The petals are 3 veined and are ciliolate to papillose distally. The undivided, mobile lip is on a thin ligament, the stigma of the column is not proximally protruding and the column foot is with or without lateral lobes near the apex. The stelida are more or less 1/2 the length of the column or shorter and there is a wing along the lower margin. The anterior of the anther suface is not concave and the anterior margin is not drawn out. There are 4 pollina.

There are 3 species within montane forests at elevations up to 2600 meters in India, Nepal, Bhutan, China, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam.

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 emarginatum (Finet) J.J.Sm.1912 Chinese Himalayas, eastern Himalayas, Assam, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam

  2. Bulbophyllum yoksunense J.J.Sm.1912 Nepal, the eastern Himalayas, Myanmar

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