Subtribe Bulbophyllinae Schlecht. Orchideen: 319. 1915.
Velamen of Bulbophyllum type. Pseudobulbs of single internodes. Usually prominent stelidia present. Rostellum shelf-like, truncate, fleshy. Viscidium semi-liquid, single, sometimes very large. Small, finger-like hamulus present in Saccoglossum and in some species of Bulbophyllum.
Pollinia usually 4, very unequal in size in many species, though sometimes two.