SECTION Xiphizusa Rchb.f 1852

TYPE = Bulbophyllum chloropterum Rchb.f. 1850

This section is made up of epiphytes and lithophtes with membraneous, evanescent floral bracts and pseudobulbs carrying 2, apical, coriaceous leaves that blloms on a synanthous, erect to apically drooping to 145 degrees, racemose inflorescence carrying distichously arranged, resupinate flowers with united sepals forming a synsepal and erect petals, The steliad area bidentate and the anther is without a protrusion overtopping the anterior margin.

There are 23 epiphytic and occasional lithophytes species in forests and secondary vegetation at elevations up to 200 meters in Jamaica, Mexico, Colombia, Venezuela, Brazil, Paraguay, Bolivia and Peru

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 so please use with caution.

  1. Bulbophyllum bidentatum (Barb.Rodr.) Cogn. 1902 Brazil

  2. *!Bulbophyllum chloropterum Rchb.f. 1850 Brazil

  3. Bulbophyllum dusenii Kraenzl. 1911 Brazil

  4. Bulbophyllum fendlerianum E.C.Smidt & P.J.Cribb 2008 Venezuela snd Brazil

  5. Bulbophyllum filifolium Borba & E.C. Smidt 2004 Brazil

  6. Bulbophyllum gehrtii E.C.Smidt & Borba 2009 Brazil

  7. Bulbophyllum gladiatum Lindl.1842 Brazil

  8. Bulbophyllum hoehnei E.C.Smidt & Borba 2007 Brazil

  9. Bulbophyllum jacintense Campacci 2019 Brazil

  10. Bulbophyllum laciniatum (Barb. Rodr.) Cogn. 1902 Brazil and Paraguay

  11. Bulbophyllum longipetalum Pabst 1964 southeastern Brazil

  12. Bulbophyllum manarae Foldats 1968 Venezuela and Brazil

  13. Bulbophyllum paterangeli Campacci 2019 Brazil

  14. Bulbophyllum plumosum (Barb.Rodr.) Cogn. 1902 Brazil

  15. Bulbophyllum solangeanum Campacci 2019 Brazil

  16. Bulbophyllum teimosense E.C.Smidt & Borba 2009 Brazil

  17. Bulbophyllum vareschii Foldats 1968 Venezuela

  18. Bulbophyllum weddelii [Lindley]Rchb.f 1864 Brazil

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