SECTION Epibulbon Schlechter 1912

TYPE: = Bulbophyllum epibulbon Schltr. 1913

Epiphytes with patent rhizomes, shoots fused proximally to the small, distinct pseudobulbs carrying a single, persistent leaf that blooms on a single flowered inflorescence carrying resupinate flowers, the pedicel with the basal node above the attachment of the tubular floral bract. The sepals are usually free, 3 to 9 veined, usually almost equal, with glabrous to papillose to ciliate margins. The petals mostly are single veined with the margins entire to somewhat fimbriate, glabrous or ciliate. The undivided to auriculate, mobile lip is on a thin ligament. The column has the stigma often proximally protruding and the column foot widens and often thickens and often has 2 lateral teeth towards the apex. The upper margin of the stelida often has a tooth and the anterior surface of the anther is concave or not and the anterior margin is not drawn out.

There are 7 species in this section from montane forests at elevations under 1300 meters in Papua New Guinea.

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 dendrobioides J J Sm. 1913 New Guinea

  2. *!Bulbophyllum epibulbon Schltr. 1913 New Guinea

  3. *Bulbophyllum erythrosema J.J.Verm. 2008 Papua New Guinea

  4. Bulbophyllum nebularum Schltr. 1913 New Guinea

  5. Bulbophyllum rhodoglossum Schltr. 1913 New Guinea

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