SECTION Sestochilos [Breda] Benth & Hook.f. 1883

Type: = Sestochilos uniflorum Breda = Bulbophyllum lobbii Lindley 1847

Characterized with distinct pseudobulbs giving rise to a single flowered inflorescence with amplexicaule floral bracts that may be tubular at the base only with free, equally long, obtuse to acuminate, margins entire, glabrous, 5 to 14 veined sepals and obtuse to acuminate, margins entire, glabrous, 5 to 12 veined petals with a mobile lip on a thin ligament, usually undivided, elliptic or oblong to obovate to triangular, or with a wide, triangular, hastate to cordate basal part and a narrow drawn out apical part, adaxially more or less concave near the base, sometimes with 2 converging ridges, adaxial surface glabrous, sometimes partly hirsute, abaxial surface glabrous, and has a stigma with 3 inner keels and a tapering towards the apex or not, and without teeth and carries 4 pollina.

SECTION Sestochilos differs from SECTION Beccariana in the base of the pedicel which is more than 1 times its diameter distant from the floral bract attachment.

There are 45 or so species in this section occuring in forests at elevations up to 2800 meters in India, Nepal, Bhutan, Myanmar, China, Taiwan, Japan, Thailand, penninsular Malaysia, Vietnam, Laos, Sumatra, Java, Borneo, the philippines and eastward to the Solomon Islands.

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 so please use with caution.

There are way too many species represented here so many of these are actually within the section Beccarina, they will be sorted out soon

    Synonyms Carparomorchis Clements and Jones 2002; Stenochilus J.J.Sm. 1914

    1. Bulbophyllum adelphidium J.J.Verm. 1993 Sumatra

    2. Bulbophyllum alsiosum Ames 1912 The Philippines

    3. *Bulbophyllum anceps Rolfe 1892 Borneo

    4. *Bulbophyllum apheles J.J.Verm. 1991 Sabah Borneo

    5. *Bulbophyllum baileyi F Muell. 1875 NE Queensland Australia and New Guinea

    6. Bullbophyllum bataanense Ames 1905 Philippines

    7. *Bulbophyllum breimerianum J.J.Verm. & A.Vogel 2007 Borneo

    8. Bulbophyllum cameronense Garay, Hamer, & Siegrist 1996 Malaysia

    9. *Bulbophyllum capillipes C.S.P.Parish & Rchb.f. 1874 Assam, Thailand and Myanmar

    10. *Bulbophyllum cheiri Lindl. 1844 the Philippines

    11. *Bullbophyllum claptonense Rolfe 1905 Australia

    12. *Bulbophyllum dearei Rchb. f. 1888 Borneo, penninsular Malaysia and the Philippines

    13. Bulbophyllum emiliorum Ames & Quisumb. 1931 New Guinea and the Philippines

    14. Bulbophyllum evansi M.R. Hend. 1927 Malaysia

    15. Bulbophyllum facetum Garay 1997 The Philippines

    16. Bulbophyllum fallacinum J.J.Verm. 2008 Papua New Guinea

    17. Bulbophyllum gerlandianum Kraenzl. 1886 New Guinea

    18. Bulbophyllum gjellerupii J.J.Sm. 1929 New Guinea

    19. Bulbophyllum grandifolium Schltr.1913 New Guinea

    20. Bulbophyllum guttatum Schltr. 1913 New Guinea

    21. Bulbophyllum hahlianum Schltr. 1905 Papua and New Guinea, the Mouluccas and Sulawesi

    22. Bulbophyllum hamatipes J.J. Sm. 1918 Java

    23. Bulbophyllum hiepii Aver. 1992 Vietnam

    24. *Bulbophyllum hortorum J J Verm, O'Byrne and Lamb 2015 Sarawak Borneo

    25. Bulbophyllum hoyifolium J.J.Verm.1993 Papua New Guinea

    26. *Bulbophyllum hyalosemoides Verm & O'Byrne 2011 Borneo and Sulawesi

    27. *!Bulbophyllum lobbii Lindley 1847 Borneo, Indonesia, Malaysia, and the Philippines

    28. Bulbophyllum macranthoides Kraenzl. 1904 Papua and New Guinea

    29. *Bulbophyllum macranthum Lindley 1844 Assam, Myanmar, Thailand, Malaysia, Vietnam, Borneo, Java, Moluccas, The Philippines, Sulawesi, Sumatra, Papua New Guinea and the Solomon Islands

    30. Bulbophyllum megalanthum Griff. 1851 penninsular Malaysia, the Moluccas and the Philippines

    31. Bulbophyllum microglossum Ridl. 1908 Thailand, Malaysia and Borneo

    32. *Bulbophyllum monanthos Ridl. 1897 Thailand

    33. Bulbophyllum orectopetalum Garay, Hamer & Siegerist 1992 Thailand, Myanmar and Cambodia Solomon Islands, New Caledonia, Tonga, Fiji and Samoa

    34. Bulbophyllum palawanense Garay Philippines

    35. *Bulbophyllum patens King 1896 India, Thailand, Malaysia, Sumatra and Borneo

    36. Bulbophyllum phaeanthum Schltr. 1911 Sumatra

    37. Bulbophyllum piestoglossum Verm 1994 Philippines

    38. *Bulbophyllum pileatum Lindl. 1844 Malaysia, Borneo and Sumatra

    39. Bulbophyllum polystictum Ridl. 1909 SE Asia and New Guinea

    40. *Bulbophyllum praetervisum J.J.Verm. 2002 Borneo

    41. Bulbophyllum pteroglossum Schltr. 1919 eastern Himalayas, Bhutan, Myanmar, Thailand, southern China and Vietnam

    42. Bulbophyllum siamense Rchb.f 1867 Assam to Thailand, Myanmar, Laos, Cambodia and pennisular Malaysia through Indonesia

    43. Bulbophyllum sillemianum Rchb.f. 1884 Myanmar

    44. Bulbophyllum smitinandii Seidenf. & Thorut 1996 Thailand and Vietnam

    45. Bulbophyllum sp.93 Sabah

    46. Bulbophyllum spectabile Rolfe 1898 India, China, Thailand and Myanmar

    47. Bulbophyllum stockeri J.J.Verm. 2008 Papua New Guinea

    48. Bulbophyllum sumatranum Garay, Hamer & Siegrist 1996 Sumatra and Borneo

    49. Bulbophyllum thecanthum J.J.Verm. 2008 Indonesia

    50. Bulbophyllum tollenoniferum J.J. Sm. 1912 Papua New Guinea

    51. Bulbophyllum tortum Schltr. 1913 Papua New Guinea

    52. Bulbophyllum truncicola Schltr. 1913 New Guinea

    53. Bulbophyllum variabile Ridl 1903 penninsular Malaysia

    54. Bulbophyllum veitchianum Garay ex W.E.Higgins 2009 Sulawesi

    55. Bulbophyllum werneri Schltr.1913 Papua and New Guinea

    References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; New species of Bulbophyllum from eastern Malesia (Orchidaceae) Nordic Journal of Botany 26: 129195, 2008 Vermuellen; Flora of China 25: 404440. 2009; Genera Orchidacearum Vol 6 Epidendroideae Pt 3 Pridgeon, Cribb Chase & Ramussen 2014;