`SECTION Blepharistes J J Verm. in prep

TYPE species = Bulbophyllum blepharistes Rchb.f 1872

An epiphyte with acreeping to straggling rhizome giving rise to pseudobulbs carrying 2 persistent leaves that blooms on a many flowered subumbellate, racemose inflorescence carrying resupinate flowers that has the pedicel with the basal node slightly above the attachment of the floral bract. The dorsal sepal is free and is 7 to 9 veined, the laterals are the same but 1.2 to 1.2 times as long and connate along the lower margins. The petals are 5 veined with the distal margin fimbriate. The lip is mobile on a thin ligament and is undivided. The column has the stigma proximally not protruding. The stelida are shorter than 1/2 the length of the column and the lower margin has an inconspicuous wing. The anterior surface of the anther is hardly concave and the anterior margin is not drawn out. There are 4 pollina.

There is a single species within this section confined to India, Myanmar, Thailand, Laos, penninsular Malaysia and Vietnam in temperate forests at elevations up to 800 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. If a sectional name has a "`" in front then it is a complete section with all the known species represented.

  1. *!Bulbophyllum blepharistes Rchb.f 1872 Assam, Thailand, Burma, Laos, Vietnam and Malaysia

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