Thursday, May 18, 2006

Desmodium Gyrans

The Telegraph Plant also known as Dancing Plant or Curiosity Plant or Semaphore plant, is a tropical Asian shrub known for its slow movement of the small lateral leaflets which are rotating on their axes and jerking up and down with a period of about 3 to 5 minutes. The leaves of this plant are sometimes used to make tea.Native habitat is widely distributed throughout Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, China, India, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan,Sri Lanka,Taiwan,Thailand and Vietnam.

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