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Noun1.Codariocalyx - used in some classifications for plants usually included in genus Desmodium
rosid dicot genus - a genus of dicotyledonous plants
Papilionoideae, subfamily Papilionoideae - alternative name used in some classification systems for the family Papilionaceae
Codariocalyx motorius, Desmodium gyrans, Desmodium motorium, semaphore plant, telegraph plant - erect tropical Asian shrub whose small lateral leaflets rotate on their axes and jerk up and down under the influence of sunshine
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(13) We know this because Kerr sent this drawing--of the moving plant, the legume called Codariocalyx motorius--to his teacher in Edinburgh, John Hope, a great believer in art for science.
Although the mimosa appears in Darwin's The Botanic Garden (1791), it was Bose who for the first time sought to make the touch-sensitive plant "speak", along with Codariocalyx motorius (the Indian Telegraph Plant), a plant that performed apparently spontaneous movement.