*SECTION Lepidorhiza Schlechter 1911

TYPE: Bulbophyllum amplebracteatum Teijsm. & Binn. 1862

According the J J Vermeullen 2015; Epiphytes with creeping rhizomes with verrucate roots giving rise to usually distinct pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, persistent leaf that blooms on a usually elongate, racemose, successively single, 2 to many flowered inflorescence with distichously arranged, resupinate flowers with the basal node of the pedicel usually above the attachment of the usually proximally tubular floral bracts. The sepals are 5 to 13 veined, the dorsal is free, the laterals are 1 to 1.7 times as long as the dorsal sepal and are often twisted at their base so that the upper margins turn inward and are either free or adherent along their upper margins. The petals are usually 3 to 12 veined, and the undivided, subtrilobed or auriculate, moblie lip is on a thin ligament. The stigma of the column is often proximally protruding and the stelida often have a tooth along the upper and or lower margins. The anterior surface of the anther is not concave and the anterior margin is not to hardly drawn out. There are 4 pollina.

There are 28 species in this section from forests up to 1900 meters within Borneo, Sualwesi, the Philippines, Moluccas, New Guinea, and the western Pacific Islands.

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.

  1. *Bulbophyllum allotrion J.J.Verm. & P.O'Byrne 2008 Sulawesi

  2. *!Bulbophyllum amplebracteatum Teijsm. & Binn. 1862 Malaysia, Sulawesi and the Molouccas

  3. Bulbophyllum basisetum J.J. Sm. 1929 Philippines

  4. *Bulbophyllum carunculatum Garay, Hamer, & Siegrist 1994 Philippines

  5. Bulbophyllum cootesii Ma. A. Clements 1999 Philippines

  6. Bulbophyllum cryptophoranthus Garay 1999 Philippines

  7. *Bulbophyllum cymbidioides J.J.Verm. & P.O'Byrne 2008 Sulawesi

  8. *Bulbophyllum echinolabium J.J. Sm. 1934 Sulawesi and Borneo

  9. Bulbophyllum exasperatum Schltr. 1913 New Guinea

  10. *Bulbophyllum klabatense Schltr. 1911 Sulawesi

  11. Bulbophyllum levanae Ames 1915 Philippines

  12. Bulbophyllum levyae Garay, Hamer and Siegrist 1995 Papua New Guinea

  13. *Bulbophyllum mandibulare Rchb.f. 1882 Sarawak & Sabah, Borneo

  14. *Bulbophyllum mearnsii Ames 1913 Sulawesi, Philippines

  15. Bulbophyllum nasseri Garay 1999 Philippines

  16. *Bulbophyllum novaciae J.J.Verm. & P.O'Byrne 2003 Sulawesi

  17. Bulbophyllum nymphopolitanum Kraenzl. 1916 Philippines

  18. Bulbophyllum odontoglossum Schltr. 1913 New Guinea

  19. Bulbophyllum oobulbum Schltr. 1913 New Guinea

  20. Bulbophyllum orthoglossum Krzl. 1896 Moluccas, Sulawesi and the Philippines

  21. Bulbophyllum pachyanthum Schtr. 1906 Solomon Islands, New Caledonia, Tonga, Fiji and Samoa

  22. Bulbophyllum papulosum Garay 1999 Philippines

  23. Bulbophyllum recurvilabre Garay 1999 Philippines

  24. Bulbophyllum sp.102

  25. Bulbophyllum trigonosepalum Kraenzl. 1921 Philippines

  26. Bulbophyllum tristelidium W.Kittr. 1984 publ. 1985 Papuan New Guinea, Solomon Islands

  27. *Bulbophyllum vanvuurenii J.J. Sm. 1917 New Guinea and Sulawesi

  28. *Bulbophyllum veldkampii Verm & O'Byrne 2011 Sulawesi

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Bulbophyllum of Sulawesi Verm & O'Byrne 2011; Genera Orchidacearum Vol 6 Epidendroideae Pt 3 Pridgeon, Cribb Chase & Ramussen 2014;