SECTION Kinethrix Schlechter 1910

Synonyms SECTION Kainochilus Schlechter

TYPE: Bulbophyllum mirificum Schltr. 1918

Characterized by the creeping rhizomes distant, hardly laterally flattened, pseudobulbs carrying 1 to 2, apical leaves that blooms on heteranthous, elongate, rachis thickened or not, many flowered inflorescence carrying spirally arranged, resupinate, reflexed flowers with the labellum turned away form the rachis. The sepals are free and glabrous abaxially, the petals have entire margins and are glabrous or slightly papillose distally as well as 1/3 the length of the dosal sepal or shorter. The mobile lip is undivided, thick, with fimbriate margins or with mobile appendages. The column has triangular to ligulate, acute stelida with a distinct tooth along the lower margin close to the base. The anther has a rounded to conical protrusion that is taller than the anterior margin.

There are 11 species in high elevation moist montane forests in Madagascar and the Mascarenes.

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 alexandrae Schltr. 1925 Madagascar

  2. Bulbophyllum cylindrocarpum Frapp. ex Cordem. 1895 Madagascar & Reunion

  3. Bulbophyllum edentatum H.Perrier 1937 Madagascar

  4. Bulbophyllum imerinense Schltr. 1925 Madagascar

  5. Bulbophyllum lemurense Bosser & P.J.Cribb 1999 Madagascar

  6. *!Bulbophyllum mirificum Schlechter 1910 - Madagascar

  7. Bulbophyllum multiligulatum H.Perrier 1937 Madagascar

  8. Bulbophyllum reflexiflorum H.Perrier 1937 Madagascar

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

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