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

TYPE = Bulbophyllum gilgianum Kraenzl. 1899

Epiphytes with creeping rhizomes giving rise to 2 leaved pseudobulbs with elongate, racemose, 1 to 3flowered inflorescence with a round in crossection, not thickened rachis carrying spirally arranged flowers. The floral bracts are shorter than the non-resupinate flowers with free sepals that are sparsely hirsute abaxially. The lip is mobile and undivided, margins ciliate, thick and solid. The anther has an abaxial protrusion that does not overtop the anterior margin and carries 4, stipitate pollina.

This is a monotypic section from Tanzania in western Africa at elevations up to 1900 meters in montane forests.

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 gilgianum Kraenzl. 1899 northern Malawi

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