SECTION Pantoblepharon Schlechter 1925

TYPE = Bulbophyllum pantoblepharon Schlechter 1924

Characterized by being small epiphytes or lithophytes with creeping rhizomes giving rise to clustered to distant, flattened or not, single leafed pseudobulbs and blooming on a heteranthous, stubby, shorter than to longer than the leaf, rachis not thickened, 1 to many flowered inflorescence with spirally arranged, resupinate flowers with cliate floral parts, free, glabrous abaxially sepals, petals with an entire to distally erose margins that are papillose to ciliate and a mobile, undivided, margin entire, ciliate lip with a coulmn with triangular, acute stelida with or without a tooth along the lower margin. The anther is with or without a protrusion that does not overtop the anterior margin.

There are 15 species in this section 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 bryophilum Hermans 2007 Madagascar

  2. Bulbophyllum calyptropus Schltr. 1924 Madagascar

  3. Bulbophyllum conchidioides Ridl.1885 Madagascar

  4. Bulbophyllum hyalinum Schltr. 1924 Madagascar

  5. Bulbophyllum jumelleanum Schltr. 1913 Madagascar

  6. Bulbophyllum nigriflorum H.Perrier 1937 Madagascar

  7. Bulbophyllum onivense H. Perrier 1937 Madagascar

  8. *!Bulbophyllum pantoblepharon Schltr. 1924 Madagascar

  9. Bulbophyllum pervillei Rolfe 1891 Madagascar

  10. Bulbophyllum pleurothalopsis Schltr. 1925 Madagascar

  11. Bulbophyllum sciaphile Bosser 1965 Madagascar

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

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