Orchis anthropophora

Orchis anthropophora

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Subfamily: Orchidoideae
Tribe: Orchideae
SubTribe: Orchidinae
Genus: Orchis
Species: O. anthropophora
Binomial name
Orchis anthropophora
All. 1785

Orchis anthropophora is a plant of the family Orchidaceae that is found in Europe.


Plant is found growing in grass fields and woodland edges in Great Britain, Portugal, Spain, the Balaeric Islands, France, Corsica, Sardinia, Sicily, Belgium, Netherlands, Germany, Switzerland, Italy, Yugoslavia, Greece, Cyprus, Turkey, Syria, Lebanon, Tunisia, Algeria and Morocco at elevations up to 1600 meters


Plant blooms in the spring with many 3 cm wide flowers. Flowers are fragrant.


Plants prefer well-drained low-fertility soils and areas with partial shade. This species is cool to intermediate growing. Water regularly. Divide plant when flower fades.


Orchis anthropophora1 Orchis anthropophora variant sepal and petals are green with red veins, lip is red


Common name: The Man Bearing Orchis


  1. Aceras anthropophora [L.]R. Br. 1789
  2. Aceras anthropophorum (L.) Sm. 1818
  3. Aceras anthropomorpha (Pers.) Steud. 1840
  4. Arachnites anthropophora F.W. Schmidt 1793
  5. Himantoglossum anthropophorum (L.) Spreng. 1826
  6. Loroglossum anthropophorum (L.) Rich. 1818
  7. Loroglossum brachyglotte Rich. 1818
  8. Ophrys anthropomorpha Willd 1805
  9. *Ophrys anthropophora L. 1753
  10. Satyrium anthropomorpha Pers. 1807
  11. Satyrium anthropophora Pers. 1807
  12. Serapias anthropophora (L.) J. Jundz. 1791