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Codariocalyx motorius


Accepted name

Codariocalyx motorius (Houtt.) H. Ohashi1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6

Synonyms

Codariocalyx gyrans (L. f.) Hassk.3, 5, 6
Desmodium gyrans (L.) DC.1, 3, 5, 6, 7, 8
Desmodium gyrans (L. f.) DC.6
Desmodium gyrans (L.) DC. var. roylei (Wight & Arn.)Baker3
Desmodium motorium (Houtt.) Merr.3, 5, 7, 9
Desmodium roylei Wight & Arn.3
Hedysarum gyrans L. f.3, 5
Hedysarum motorium Houtt.3
Hedysarum motorius Houtt.5
Meibomia gyrans (L. f.) Kuntze3

Taxonomy

Tribe: Desmodieae;  Genus: Codariocalyx

Vernacular names

Aturi10; Chanchala (Sinh)11; Semaphore Plant9; Semaphore Plant12; Telegraph Plant9; Telegraph Plant12

Descriptors

Perennial non-climbing shrub;  not threatened

Uses

Forage13; Miscellaneous14


Geographical records

Asia3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 43, 44, 45, 46:   Bangladesh(N)7, Bhutan(N)14, Brunei(N)45, Cambodia(N)3, 8, China(N)3, 5, East Timor(N)46, India(N)3, 14, 17, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 39, 40, 41, 42, 43, India-ISO(N)7, Indonesia-ISO(N)3, 8, 44, 46, Java(N)44, Laos(N)3, 8, Lesser Sunda Is(N)46, Malaysia-ISO(N)3, Myanmar(N)3, 7, Nepal(N)4, 7, 38, Pakistan(N)9, Philippines(N)8, 18, 46, Sri Lanka(N)3, 6, Sulawesi(N)46, Sumatra(N)46, Taiwan(N)3, 5, 15, Thailand(N)3, Vietnam(N)3, 8

Australasia3:   Australia(N)3

Caribbean47, 48:   Jamaica(U)47, Martinique(I)48

China:   Fujian5, Guangdong5, Guangxi5, Guizhou5, Jiangxi5, Sichuan5, Yunnan5

India:   Andhra Pradesh24, Arunachal Pradesh37, Assam25, Bihar29, Delhi37, Goa32, Haryana37, Himachal Pradesh35, Jammu-Kashmir42, Karnataka17, Kerala39, Madhaya Pradesh26, 27, 43, Maharashtra33, Meghalaya30, Mizoram37, Nagaland37, Orissa40, Pondicherry37, Punjab41, Rajasthan37, Sikkim14, Tamil Nadu28, Tripura31, Uttar Pradesh36, West Bengal34, Yanan37

Indian Ocean1:   Mauritius(I)1

Pacific Ocean10:   Society Is(U)10

(N = native, I = introduced, U = uncertain status)

Literature citations

Description3, 5, 6, 8, 9, 12, 14, 44, 49;  Distribution3;  Illustration3, 5, 14, 15, 50

Sources

2005-04 SeneviratneGI (Sinhala & Tamil vern. names);     Coordinator: 2001-05 Ohashi H

References

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9:Ali, S.I. (1977) Papilion. In: Flora of West Pakistan, No 100.
10:Welsh, S.L. (1998) Flora Societensis
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13:Ambasta, S.P. (1986) The useful plants of India
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50:Pullaiah, T. & Ramamurthy, K.S. (2001) Flora of Eastern Ghats Vol. 2


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