`SECTION Lyperocephalum Schlechter 1925

TYPE: Bulbophyllum lyperocephalum Schltr. 1924

Epiphytes or lithophytes with creeping rhizomes giving rise to distant, not laterally flattened, 1 leaved pseudobulbs that blooms on hetranthous, congested, capitate, racemose, many flowered inflorescence with a not thickened, round in section rachis carrying spirally arranged, resupinate flowers with free sepals that are glabrous abaxially, glabrous petals with entire margins, a mobile, thick, undivided lip with entire margins that are glabrous to slightly papillose. The column has triangular, acute stelida witha tooth along the lower margin. The anther abaxially has a protrusion that is not taller than the anterior margin

This is a monotypic section from Madagascar occuring in humid lowland forests and montane forests

Entries below with an asterix are listed in publications by J J Vermeullen etal.[2014/15] 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 lyperocephalum Schltr. 1924

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