SECTION Macrostylida Garay, Hamer & Siegrrist 1994

TYPE species = Bulbophyllum macraei (Lindl.) Rchb. f. 1861

Characterized by the epiphytic nature with creeping rhizomes giving rise to pseudobulbs with a single persistent leaf that blooms on a usually 2 to many flowered subumbellate, racemose inflorescence carrying resupinate flowers with the pedicel's basal node above the floral bract attachment. The dorsal sepal is free and it is 5 veined, the laterals are similar but they are usually 1.3 to 4.5 times as long as the dorsal and are slightly twisted near the base so the upper margins turn inward and are free or connate along their upper margins. The petals are 3 veined. The mobile, undivided lip is on a thin ligament. The stelida are widened distally the apex rounded to truncate to bifid or erose, with a wing low down on the lower margin. The anterior suface of the anther is not concave and the anterior margin is not to hardly drawn out. There are 4 pollina.

Four species make up this section from forests at elevations up to 2000 meters in India, Sri Lanka, China, Taiwan, Japan 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 delitescens Hance 1876 southern China, Vietnam, Hong Kong, Thailand and India

  2. *!Bulbophyllum macraei (Lindl.) Rchb. f. 1861 India, Ceylon, Japan, Taiwan and Vietnam

References Genera Orchidacearum Vol 6 Epidendroideae Pt 3 Pridgeon, Cribb Chase & Ramussen 2014;