SECTION Leopardinae Bentham 1883

TYPE: Bulbophyllum leopardinum (Wall.) Lindl. 1830

Vermuellen 1991 " to accommodate a series of species which have the node between the peduncle and the pedicel more or less coinciding with its bract, or have the distance between this node and its bract not exceeding 1.5 times the diameter of the pedicel at its base. In sect. Sestochilus as well as sect. Stenochilus the distance between the node and its bract equals or exceeds 2 times the diameter of the pedicel at its base"

Seven species make up this sectiopn from forests up to 3300 meters in India, Nepal, China, Taiwan, Indochina, Myanmar, Thailand, and the Philippines.

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 There are too many species in this section according to J J Vermeullen 2014 so please use with caution!!!!

  1. Bulbophyllum ambrosia [Hance] Schlechter 1919 China and Vietnam

  2. Bulbophyllum colomaculosum Z.H.Tsi & S.C.Chen 1994 southern Yunnan Proivince China

  3. Bulbophyllum costatum Ames 1920 the Philippines

  4. *Bulbophyllum griffithii (Lindl.) Rchb. f. 1864 Assam India, eastern Himalayas, Bhutan, Sikkim and southern China

  5. *!Bulbophyllum leopardinum (Wall.) Lindl. 1830 Assam India, eastern Himalayas, Nepal, Bhutan, Sikkim, Myanmar and Thailand

  6. Bulbophyllum obrienianum Rolfe 1892 Assam, Eastern Himalayas and Bhutan

  7. Bulbophyllum pectinatum Finet 1897 sounthern China, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, India and Taiwan

  8. *Bulbophyllum psittacoglossum Rchb. f. 1863 southeasten to southwestern Yunnan China, Thailand, Myanmar, Laos and Vietnam

  9. Bulbophyllum transarisanensis Hayata 1916 Taiwan

  10. Bulbophyllum yunnanense Rolfe 1903 Nepal, China

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; Phytotaxa 166 (2): 101113 J.J.Verm., Schuit. & de Vogel 2014