[efloraofindia:34953] Flora of Manipur: Desmodium gyrans

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R. Vijayasankar

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May 16, 2010, 11:02:23 PM5/16/10
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Desmodium gyrans (= D.motorium), the Indian Telegraphic Plant, found wild in Manipur forests.

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tanay bose

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May 16, 2010, 11:46:11 PM5/16/10
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Darwin called the plant Hedysarum; modern botanists call it either Desmodium gyrans, or more correctly these days, Codariocalyx motorius. Its common name is Dancing Grass or Telegraph Plant or Semaphore Plant -- after the leaf movements, which resemble semaphore signals.

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R. Vijayasankar

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May 17, 2010, 12:03:07 AM5/17/10
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thanks Tanay for the info. Codariocalyx is again an old name i think.
there are video files in the net wherein you can watch the movement of leaflets.

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tanay bose

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May 17, 2010, 12:32:32 AM5/17/10
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I will , thanks for informing me Vijaya Ji
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