*` SECTION Monomeria [Lindl.] J J Verm., Schuit. & de Vogel 2014

TYPE: = Bulbophyllum crabro (E.C.Parish & Rchb.f.) J.J.Verm., Schuit. & de Vogel 2014

Synonyms SECTION Henosis [Hkr.] Ormerod 2001

This section has creeping rhizomes giving rise to shoots proximally fused to the pseduobulbs or not that wrinkle with age longitudinally and carry a single, apical, persistent leaf that blooms on elongate, many flowered racemose inflorescence carrying resupinate flowers and a pedicel with the basal node above the attachment of the floral bract. The sepals are free and the dorsal is 5 to 7 veined, lateral sepals 1.5 to 1.8 times longer than the dorsal. The petals are 1 to sometimes 2 veined with entire to fimbriate, glabrous to ciliate margins and the lip is mobile on a thin ligament and is distinctly auricular to undivided. The stelida with or without a tooth along the upper or lower margin or with the upper margin winged. The anterior surface of the anther is concave or not and the anterior margin of the anther is drawn out and there are 4 pollina.

There are 4 species in this section from India, Nepal, Bhutan, China, Vietnam, Thailand, Myanmar and penninsular Malaysia in forests at elevations up to 1500 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.

  1. *Bulbophyllum crabro (E.C.Parish & Rchb.f.) J.J.Verm., Schuit. & de Vogel 2014 Assam, the eastern Himalayas, Nepal, Myanmar, Thailand, Malaysia and Vietnam

  2. Bulbophyllum dichromum Rolfe 1907 Vietnam and Laos

  3. ?Bulbophyllum longipes Rchb.f. 1861 Myanmar and Thailand

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Genera Orchidacearum Vol 6 Epidendroideae Pt 3 Pridgeon, Cribb Chase & Ramussen 2014 ; *Phytotaxa 166 (2): 101113 J.J.Verm., Schuit. & de Vogel 2014