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A tropical Asian plant (Codariocalyx motorius) in the pea family, having trifoliolate compound leaves whose two small lateral leaflets move by jerks in response to sunlight.
(Plants) a small tropical Asian leguminous shrub, Desmodium gyrans, having small leaflets that turn in various directions during the day and droop at night
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|Noun||1.||telegraph plant - erect tropical Asian shrub whose small lateral leaflets rotate on their axes and jerk up and down under the influence of sunshine|
Codariocalyx, genus Codariocalyx - used in some classifications for plants usually included in genus Desmodium