`SECTION Bifalcula Schlechter 1925

TYPE = Bulbophyllum implexum Jum. & H Perrier 1912

Epiphytes or lithophytes with creeping rhizomes giving rise to clustered to distant, not laterally flattened, 2 leaved pseudobulbs blooming on a heteranthous, elongate, racemose, many flowered inflorescence carrying distichously arranged resupinate flowers arising on a not thickened, round in section rhachis. The sepals are free, glabrous adaxially and the petals are entire and glabrous. The lip is mobile and has aciculate auricles near the base. The column has triangular, acute stelida, without a tooth along the lower margin. The anther has a rounded protrusion that slightly taller than than the anterior margin.

There are 4 species currently accepted within this section occuring in dwarf forests along the humid coast of northwesterrn and eastern Madagascar.

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 capuronii Bosser 1971 Madagascar

  2. Bulbophyllum complanatum H.Perrier 1937 Madagascar

  3. *!Bulbophyllum implexum Jum. & H.Perrier 1912 Madagascar

  4. Bulbophyllum minutum Thouars 1822 Madagacar, Mascarenes and Reunion

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