SECTION Repantia J J Verm. 2001

TYPE: = Bulbophyllum reptans (Lindl.) Lindl 1829


New shoots develop from beneath the pseudobulb but are not fused to it, the inflorescence arises from beneath the newly developing shoot, and carries spirally arranged or imperfectly distichous flowers, the peduncle has 3 to 7 bracts, the rachis is not thickened, the floral bracts are not amplexicaul and the basal node of the pedicel is level with or slightly above the attachment of the floral bract. The sepals are free and 3 to 5 veined, the dorsal is .16 to .44" [4 to 11 mm] long, elliptic to ovate and acute, the laterals are 1 to 1.5 times larger than the dorsal, and elliptic to triangular in shape. There are 4 pollina with the inner ones more than 1/2 as long as the outer ones.

There are 6 species in this section from India, Nepal, Bhutan, Thailand, China, Vietnam, Laos, in forests at elevations up to 2800 meters

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 reptans (Lindl.) Lindl 1829 Hainan, Guangxi, Yunnan and southeastern Xizang China, Sikkim, Bhutan, Assam, Myanmar, Thailand, Laos and Vietnam

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Genera Orchidacearum Vol 6 Epidendroideae Pt 3 Pridgeon, Cribb Chase & Ramussen 2014; Phytotaxa 166 (2): 101113 J.J.Verm., Schuit. & de Vogel 2014