SECTION Xiphizusa Rchb.f 1852

TYPE = Bulbophyllum chloropterum Rchb.f. 1850

This section is made up of epiphytes and lithophtes with membraneous, evanescent floral bracts and pseudobulbs carrying 2, apical, coriaceous leaves that blloms on a synanthous, erect to apically drooping to 145 degrees, racemose inflorescence carrying distichously arranged, resupinate flowers with united sepals forming a synsepal and erect petals, The steliad area bidentate and the anther is without a protrusion overtopping the anterior margin.

There are 23 epiphytic and occasianal lithophytes species in forests and secondary vegetation at elevations up to 200 meters in Jamaica, Mexico, Colombia, Venezuela, Brazil, Paraguay, Bolivia and Peru

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.

  1. Bulbophyllum bidentatum (Barb.Rodr.) Cogn. 1902 Brazil

  2. *!Bulbophyllum chloropterum Rchb.f. 1850 Brazil

  3. Bulbophyllum dusenii Kraenzl. 1911 Brazil

  4. Bulbophyllum gehrtii E.C.Smidt & Borba 2009 Brazil

  5. Bulbophyllum gladiatum Lindl.1842 Brazil

  6. Bulbophyllum laciniatum (Barb. Rodr.) Cogn. 1902 Brazil and Paraguay

  7. Bulbophyllum longipetalum Pabst 1964 southeastern Brazil

  8. Bulbophyllum plumosum (Barb.Rodr.) Cogn. 1902 Brazil

  9. Bulbophyllum teimosense E.C.Smidt & Borba 2009 Brazil

  10. Bulbophyllum weddelii [Lindley]Rchb.f 1864 Brazil

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

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