SECTION Papulipetalum Schlechter 1913

Type: Bulbophyllum papulipetalum Schltr. 1913

This section and SECTION Brachypus are similar and have been combined in the past, but what separates them is that this section has sepals that are unequal, the laterals are longer than the dorsal and the petals as well have apical hairs.

There are about 22 species in this section confined to New Guinea, Australia and the Pacific in forests on mossless tree trunks at elevations up to 2250 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 acropogon Schltr. 1913 New Guinea

  2. Bulbophyllum arsoanum J.J.Sm. 1912 New Guinea

  3. Bulbophyllum aspersum J.J.Sm. 1912 New Guinea

  4. Bulbophyllum brachychilum Schltr. 1913 New Guinea

  5. Bulbophyllum brevilabium Schltr. 1913 New Guinea

  6. Bulbophyllum conspersum J.J.Sm. 1913 New Guinea

  7. Bulbophyllum dischorense Schltr. 1913 New Guinea

  8. Bulbophyllum dschischungarense Schltr. 1913 New Guinea

  9. Bulbophyllum ellipticifolium J.J.Sm. 1935 New Guinea

  10. Bulbophyllum falcifolium Schltr. 1913 New Guinea

  11. Bulbophyllum heterosepalum Schltr. 1913 New Guinea

  12. Bulbophyllum hians Schltr. 1913 New Guinea

  13. Bulbophyllum longipedicellatum J.J. Sm. 1910 Papua and New Guinea

  14. Bulbophyllum lorentzianum J.J.Sm. 1910 New Guinea

  15. Bulbophyllum melilotus J.J.Sm. 1929 New Guinea

  16. Bulbophyllum muriceum Schltr. 1913 New Guinea

  17. *!Bulbophyllum papulipetalum Schltr. 1913 New Guinea

  18. Bulbophyllum roseopunctatum Schltr. 1913 New Guinea

  19. Bulbophyllum sauguetiense Schltr. 1913 New Guinea

  20. Bulbophyllum schizodon J.J.Verm., Schuit. & de Vogel 2018 Papua New Guinea

  21. Bulbophyllum spathipetalum J.J.Sm. 1908 New Guinea

    Bulbophyllum sp. 11 New Guinea

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