The Man orchid (Aceras anthropophorum) is the only species of the monotypic orchid genus Aceras, although this is often placed within the closely related genus Orchis, when the species is known as Orchis anthropophora. Its common name arises from the resemblance of its flowers to a man, whose head is formed by the petals and sepals, and the suspended torso and limbs by the lobes of the labellum.
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