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Codariocalyx motorius (Semaphore Plant; Telegraph Plant; telegraph-plant; Chanchala; Aturi)

Synonyms: Codariocalyx gyrans; Desmodium gyrans; Desmodium gyrans var. roylei; Desmodium motorium; Desmodium roylei; Hedysarum gyrans; Hedysarum motorium; Hedysarum motorius; Meibomia gyrans

Wikipedia Abstract

Codariocalyx motorius (though often placed in Desmodium), known as the telegraph plant or semaphore plant, is a tropical Asian shrub, one of a few plants capable of rapid movement; others include Mimosa pudica and the venus flytrap. It is widely distributed throughout Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, China, India, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam. It can even be found on the Society Islands, a remote chain of islands in the South Pacific.
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Svalbard Global Seed Vault

Distribution

Australia (native); Bangladesh (native); Bhutan (native); Brunei (native); Cambodia (native); China (native); East Timor (native); India (native); India-ISO (native); Indonesia-ISO (native); Jamaica (uncertain); Jawa (native); Laos (native); Lesser Sunda Is (native); Malaysia-ISO (native); Martinique (introduced); Mauritius (introduced); Myanmar (native); Nepal (native); Pakistan (native); Philippines (native); Society Is (uncertain); Sri Lanka (native); Sulawesi (native); Sumatera (native); Taiwan (native); Thailand (native); Vietnam (native);

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Species recognized by Ohashi H, , in Catalog of Life 2011
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Institution information provided by Svalbard Global Seed Vault, Norway Ministry of Agriculture and Food - February 2013