SECTION Cirrhopetalum [Lindl.] Rchb.f 1861

Type species: Cirrhopetalum thouarsii = Bulbophyllum longiflorum Thou 1822

SYNONYMS = Zygoglossum Reinwardt 1828

Characterized by being medium sized plants with elongated stout rhizomes giving rise to ovoid, well spaced pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, erect leaf that blooms on a false umbel, like a daisy, and have flowers with the lateralsepals joined in the upper 2/3's and they are very much longer than the other floral segments

There are approximatley 10 species in this section, 1 in Africa and 9 in Asia in montane forests at elevations up to 1800 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.

CAUTION!!!!!Obviously there are way to many species represented here so please use with caution, I await more references which will help me to move the species here to what section they really belong.

    ~Bulbophyllum abbreviatum Rchb.f 1881 - See Bulbophyllum trigonopus Rchb. f. 1881

  1. Bulbophyllum amplifolium (Rolfe) N.P.Balakr. & Sud.Chowdhury 1968 Guizhou, Xizang and Yunnan provinces of China

  2. Bulbophyllum annamense (Garay) Sieder & Kiehn 2009 Vietnam

  3. Bulbophyllum annandalei Ridl. 1920 Thailand and Malaysia

    ~Bulbophyllum baucoense Ames 1915 - See Bulbophyllum weberi Ames 1912 Philippines

  4. Bulbophyllum bootanense Parish & Rchb. f. 1874 Bhutan, Assam, Eastern Himalayas, western Himalayas and Myanmar

  5. Bulbophyllum chinense (Lindl.) Rchb.f. 1861 China

  6. Bulbophyllum cummingii [Lindl.]Rchb.f 1861 Philippines and Sabah Borneo

  7. *Bulbophyllum dentiferum Ridl. 1915 Thailand, Malaysia and Java

  8. *Bulbophyllum eberhardtii ( Gagnep. ) Seidenf. 1992 Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam and southern China

  9. Bulbophyllum electrinum Seidenf. 1973 publ. 1974 Yunnan China

  10. *Bulbophyllum fenestratum J.J. Sm. 1907 Thailand, penninsular Malaysia, Sumatra, Java and Borneo

  11. Bulbophyllum fimbriatum (Lindl.) Rchb.f. 1861 southwestern India

  12. Bulbophyllum fimbriperianthium W.M.Lin 2006 southern Taiwan

  13. Bulbophyllum fischeri Seidenf. 1974 India

  14. Bulbophyllum frostii Summerh.1928 Vietnam

  15. Bulbophyllum gamosepalum (Griff.) J.J. Sm. 1912 Myanmar

  16. Bulbophyllum gongshanense Z.H.Tsi 1981 northwestern Yunnan province of China

  17. Bulbophyllum graveolens J.J. Sm. 1912 New Guinea

  18. Bulbophyllum hiepii Aver. 1992 Vietnam

  19. Bulbophyllum hirundinis [Gagnep.] Seidenf. 1974 Vietnam, Taiwan

  20. Bulbophyllum lineatum (Teijsm. & Binn.) J.J.Sm. 1912 Myanmar

  21. Bulbophyllum loherianum [Kranzel] Ames 1925 Philippines

  22. Bulbophyllum longibrachiatum Z.H.Tsi 1981 China and Vietnam

  23. *!Bulbophyllum longiflorum Thouars 1822 Africa, Madagascar, Mascarenes, Seychelles and on into Malaysia, Queensland Australia, New Guinea, New Caledonia, Fiji and the Society and Austral Islands

  24. Bulbophyllum masonii (Senghas) J.J.Wood 1986 Papua New Guinea

  25. Bulbophyllum morotaiense J.J. Sm. 1932 Moluccas

  26. Bulbophyllum nanobulbon Seidenfaden 1973 publ. 1974 Malaysia

  27. Bulbophyllum nodosum [Rolfe] J.J.Sm. 1912 India

  28. Bulbophyllum obtusiangulum Z.H.Tsi 1995 Madagascar and the Mascarenes

  29. Bulbophyllum omerandrum Hayata 1914 north Fujian, north Guangdong, Guangxi, western Hubei, north Hunan and Zhejiang provinces of China, and Taiwan

  30. Bulbophyllum ornatissimum (Rchb. f.) J.J. Sm. 1912 India, Assam and the eastern Himalayas

  31. Bulbophyllum othonis (Kuntze) J.J.Sm. 1912 the Philippines

  32. Bulbophyllum pectenveneris (Gagnep.) Seidenf. 1974 Hubei, Fujian and Anhui China, South Vietnam, Laos and Thailand

  33. Bulbophyllum picturatum [Lodd.] Rchb.f 1864 Assam to Myanmar, Thailand to Vietnam

  34. Bulbophyllum pseudopicturatum (Garay) Sieder & Kiehn 2009 Myanmar and Thailand

  35. Bulbophyllum pulchrum (N.E. Br.) J.J. Sm. 1912 Maluku, Sumatra, Ambon, Buru and the Moluccas

  36. Bulbophyllum rothschildianum (O'Brien) J.J. Sm. 1912 southern Yunnan Province of China, northeastern India, Assam and Myanmar

  37. Bulbophyllum rubroguttatum Seidenf. 1985 Thailand

  38. Bulbophyllum sanguineopunctatum Seidenf. & A.D.Kerr 1973 publ. 1974 Thailand and Laos

  39. Bulbophyllum sarcophylloides Garay, Hamer & Siegerist 1994 northeastern India and Sikkim

  40. Bulbophyllum sarcophyllum [King & Pntlg.]J.J. Sm. 1912 Bhutan, Assam and Sikkim in the Himalayas well as Myanmar

  41. Bulbophyllum scabratum Rchb. f. 1864 Assam India, Bangladesh, eastern Himalayas, Nepal, Bhutan, Sikkim and Thailand

  42. Bulbophyllum schwarzii Sieder & Kiehn 2010 publ. 2011 Vietnam

  43. Bulbophyllum serratotruncatum Seidenf. 1974 Malaysia

  44. Bulbophyllum sibuyanense Ames 1912 Philippines

  45. Bulbophyllum sikkimense (King & Pantl.) J.J. Sm. 1912 Sikkim

  46. Bulbophyllum skeatianum Ridl. 1915 Malaysia

  47. Bulbophyllum spathulatum (Rolfe ex E. Cooper) Seidenf. 1970 Assam, eastern Himalayas, Sikkim, Myanmar, Laos and Vietnam

  48. Bulbophyllum sp. 38

  49. Bulbophyllum sp. 59

  50. Bulbophyllum sp. 31 69

  51. Bulbophyllum sp.95 Vietnam

  52. Bulbophyllum strangularium (Rchb.f.) J.J.Sm. 1912

  53. Bulbophyllum strigosum (Garay) Sieder & Kiehn 2009 Vietnam

  54. Bulbophyllum taeniophyllum Parish & Rchb. f. 1874 southern Yunnan province of China, Myanmar, Thailand, Laos, Malaysia, Sumatra and Java

  55. Bulbophyllum trigonopus Rchb. f. 1881 Thailand, penninsular Malaysia and Borneo

  56. Bulbophyllum tseanum (S.Y. Hu & Barretto) Z.H. Tsi 2000 Hong Kong

  57. Bulbophyllum weberi Ames 1912 Philippines

  58. Bulbophyllum zamboangense Ames 1913 Philippines

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *New species of Bulbophyllum from eastern Malesia (Orchidaceae) Nordic Journal of Botany 26: 129195, 2008 Vermuellen; Flora of China 25: 404440. 2009; Genera Orchidacearum Vol 6 Epidendroideae Pt 3 Pridgeon, Cribb Chase & Ramussen 2014; Bulbophyllum of Borneo J J Verm, P O'Byrne and Lamb 2015 photos/drawing fide; Genera Orchidacearum Vol 6 Epidendroideae Pt 3 Pridgeon, Cribb Chase & Ramussen 2014; Bulbophyllum of Borneo J J Verm, P O'Byrne and Lamb 2015