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

Synonyms: Codariocalyx 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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Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

Institution Infraspecies / Breed 
Svalbard Global Seed Vault


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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