Photos above - Man orchids in France.

Man orchid

Aceras-anthropophorum

Homme pendu

Presence in France. See link below.


Height. 10cm - 40cm


Leaves. Oblong, keeled, shiny green. Upper leaves smaller and bract like.


Flowers. Greenish yellow usually with redish margins and streaks. Borne on a spike and manakin like, sepals and petals forming a tight hood. Lip pendent forming the shape of a person with arms and legs.


Flowering period. April - June


Soil type. Calcareous


Protection.