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Aceras anthropophorum


Aceras anthropophorum
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Copyright: anita and mike allsopp (juanit) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 58 W: 5 N: 270] (1522)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-04-14
Categories: Flowers
Camera: Canon 400D, Tamrom 90mm f2.8 DI
Exposure: f/11, 1/80 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Orchids of Puglia [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-05-14 8:27
Viewed: 4666
Points: 2
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Man orchid (Aceras anthropophorum, also known as Orchis anthropophora), is the only species of the monotypic orchid genus Aceras. Its common name arises from the resemblance of its flowers to a hanged man, whose head is formed by the petals and sepals, and suspended torso and limbs from the lobes of the labellum.
The man orchid grows to a height of between 20 and 40 cm. Up to fifty small yellow-green stemless flowers are produced between April and June. A basal rosette of 5 cm long lanceolate leaves develops from a tuber of up 6 cm diameter.
The man orchid favours moderately sunny meadows on dry to well-drained soil. It is to be found around the Mediterranean area, and in central Europe as far north as southern England. It can also grow in alpine areas, though not at high altitude.

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Man_Orchid

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Nice picture. DOF could have been a tad larger though.

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