SECTION Ione [Lindley] J J Verm Schuit & de Vogel 2014

Basionym: *Ione Lindley 1853

TYPE = ! = Sunipia bicolor (Lindl.) Lindl. 1833 = Bulbophyllum roseopictum J.J.Verm., Schuit. & de Vogel 2014

Synonyms SECTION Sunipia [Lindley] J J Verm, Pridgeon etal 2014

Epiphytes or lithophytes with creeping rhizomes with glabrous to papillose bracts giving rise to single, persistent leafed pseudobulbs blooming on a, from nodes below the pseudobulbs, 1 to many flowered inflorescence with 4 to 8 bracts on the peduncle and with elongate, not thickened racemes carrying distichously arranged, simultaneously opening, resupinate flowers. The floral bracts are amplexicaul not tubular and the pedicel basal node is level with the attachment of the floral bract which can be shorter or longer than the ovary. The dorsal sepal is free with entire, rarely erose margins and the laterals are similar but can be adnerent along the lower margin. The lip is not mobile, attached tothe column foot by a thick strip of tissue, undivided to sub trilobed, often with a drawn out linear, apical part, with entire to erose to denticulate margins. the column has a rostellum anterior sufaces protruding in between stelida, the stigma is proximally not protruding and there are 4 pollina equal in size or with one v-shaped stipe or with 2 separate stipes with a single viscidium or with 2 separate viscidia or one one entire stipe.

At present there are 22 species in this section from India, Nepal, Bhutan, China, Myanmar, Laos, Thailand, Vietnam and Taiwan occuring in montane forests up to 2700 meters in elevation

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 angustipetalum (Seidenf.) J.J.Verm., Schuit. & de Vogel 2014 Yunnan China and Thailand

  2. ?Bulbophyllum arunachalense (A.N.Rao) J.J.Verm., Schuit. & de Vogel 2014 - Himalayas

  3. Bulbophyllum australe (Seidenf.) J.J.Verm., Schuit. & de Vogel 2014 penninsular Thailand

  4. Bulbophyllum bifurcatoflorens (Fukuy.) J.J.Verm., Schuit. & de Vogel 2014 Chinese Himalayas, eastern Himalayas, Assam, Taiwan, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam

  5. ?Bulbophyllum candidum Hook.f. 1890 southern Xizang and northwestern to southern Yunnan Provinces of China as well as Bhutan and northeastern India

  6. Bulbophyllum cumberlegei (Seidenf.) J.J.Verm., Schuit. & de Vogel 2014 Thailand

  7. Bulbophyllum dichromum Rolfe 1907 - Vietnam

  8. Bulbophyllum interpositum J.J.Verm., Schuit. & de Vogel 2015 southeastern Xizang province of China and Sikkim

  9. Bulbophyllum jainii (Hynn. & Malhotra) J.J.Verm., Schuit. & de Vogel 2014 - Arunachal Pradesh to Assam

  10. Bulbophyllum kachinense (Seidenf.) J.J.Verm., Schuit. & de Vogel 2014 - Myanmar

  11. Bulbophyllum lomsakense J.J.Verm., Schuit. & de Vogel 2014 Yunnan province of China and Thailand

  12. Bulbophyllum lopalanthum J.J.Verm., Schuit. & de Vogel 2014 Thailand, Myanmar and Laos

  13. Bulbophyllum medioximum J.J.Verm., Schuit. & de Vogel 2014 southern Yunnan? and northern Thailand and Vietnam

  14. Bulbophyllum minutius J.J.Verm., Schuit. & de Vogel 2014 Thailand

  15. Bulbophyllum nigricans (Aver.) J.J.Verm., Schuit. & de Vogel 2014 Yunnan province of China and Vietnam

  16. Bulbophyllum pallidulum J.J.Verm., Schuit. & de Vogel 2014 - Vietnam

  17. Bulbophyllum purpureofuscum J.J.Verm., Schuit. & de Vogel 2014 Himalayas, Assam, the eastern Himalayas, Nepal and Myanamar

  18. Bulbophyllum raskotii J.J.Verm., Schuit. & de Vogel 2014 - Nepal, Bhutan

  19. Bulbophyllum rimannii (Rchb.f.) J.J.Verm., Schuit. & de Vogel 2014 Myanmar, Thailand and Yunnan China

  20. !Bulbophyllum roseopictum J.J.Verm., Schuit. & de Vogel 2014 Sikkim, Nepal, Bhutan, Myanmar, Thailand and Yunnan China

  21. ?Bulbophyllum rutiliflorum J.J.Verm., Schuit. & de Vogel 2014 -

  22. Bulbophyllum sasakii (Hayata) J.J.Verm., Schuit. & de Vogel 2014 Taiwan

  23. Bulbophyllum soidaoense (Seidenf.) J.J.Verm., Schuit. & de Vogel 2014 southwestern Yunnan province of China and southeastern Thailand

    Bulbophyllum sp. 103 Taiwan

    Bulbophyllum sp. 104

    Bulbophyllum sp. 105

  24. Bulbophyllum sunipia J.J.Verm., Schuit. & de Vogel 2014 Nepal, northeastern India, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam and Yunann China

  25. Bulbophyllum tsii J.J.Verm., Schuit. & de Vogel 2014 - Hainan China

  26. ?Bulbophyllum virens (Lindl.) Hook.f. 1890 - Himalayas

  27. Bulbophyllum xanthochloron J.J.Verm., Schuit. & de Vogel 2014 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

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------