SECTION Adelopetalum [Fitz] J.J. Verm. 1993

TYPE = Bulbophyllum bracteatum F M Bailey 1891

Characterized by having a creeping rhizome, an inflorescence with 2 or more flowers [other than B lillianae, lingulatum which have one], the basal node of the pedicel is above the attachment of the floral bract, stelida are present, a stigma that does not protrude from the face of the column and 2 or 4 pollina without a stipe

There are 8 species in this section confined to Australia, New Zealand and New Caledonia occuring in lower montane forests at elevations up to 1800 meters. B corythium below may be a synonym of B argyropus and if so then the species count of 8 is correct.

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. If a sectional name has a "`" in front then it is a complete section with all the known species represented.

  1. *Bulbophyllum argyropus (Endl.) Rchb.f. 1876 Norfolk Is, Queensland and New South Wales Australia and New Zealand

  2. Bulbophyllum boonjee B.Gray & D.L.Jones 1984 Queensland Australia

  3. *!Bulbophyllum bracteatum F.M.Bailey 1891 Australia

  4. *Bulbophyllum corythium N.Hallé 1981 New Caledonia

  5. Bulbophyllum elisae F. Mueller 1868 Australia

  6. Bulbophyllum lageniforme F.M.Bailey 1904 Queensland Australia

  7. *Bulbophyllum lilianae Rendle 1917 Australia

  8. *Bulbophyllum lingulatum Rendle 1921 New Caledonia

  9. Bulbophyllum newportii Rolfe 1909 Australia

  10. Bulbophyllum tuberculatum Colenso 1884 New Zealand

  11. Bulbophyllum weinthalii Rogers 1933 Australia

    References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchid Monographs Vol 7 Vermeullen 1993; Genera Orchidacearum Vol 6 Epidendroideae Pt 3 Pridgeon, Cribb Chase & Ramussen 2014