*SECTION Tapeinoglossum [Schlechter] J J Sm. 1916


Type: Bulbophyllum centrosemiflorum J.J. Sm.1912

Plants of Genus Bulbophyllum section Tapeinoglossum are morphologically in between Bulbophyllum sections `*SECTION Hyalosema Schlechter 1911 and *SECTION Hoplandra Vermeullen 2006. They differ from both in: median sepal fused to the laterals proximally, column foot concave, constricted. From section Hyalosema they differ further in:the smaller flowers, pollinia 2; from Hoplandra in the flat median sepal.

This section has 2 species occuring in hill forests at elevations up tp 900 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 centrosemiflorum J.J. Sm.1912

  2. Bulbophyllum nannodes Schltr. 1905 - New Guinea

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