Called first Phyllorchis by Louis-Marie Aubert-Aubert du Petit-Thouars in 1809.
Name: Bublus=bulbl, phyllon=leaves
3 genus now grouped in 1 genus:
Number of species: 2,200 (estimate 1,200 if remove potentially errors and duplicate)
Location: all tropical regions – Asia, Africa, America, Australia
Particularity: have rhizome with horizontal development and series of pseudobulb. Each pseudobulb has 1 or 2 leaves and one stem.