Pods hairy in Codariocalyx gyroides (Link) Hassk. and side leaflets well developed compared to glabrous pods and side leaflets minute in Codariocalyx motorius as per Forest Plants of Eastern India By Amal Bhusan Chaudhuri;




Binomial Habit Notes Ref. Distrib.
Codariocalyx motorius (Houtt.) H. Ohashi Under shrub Western Ghats
& Eastern Ghats, Moist Deciduous Forests
Flora of Tamil
Nadu, VOL. I, 1983; Matthew, 1983
Dharmapuri, Dindigul,  Nilgiri,
Tirunelveli, Virudhu nagar


Botanical name Synonyms Family Common name
Codariocalyx motorius Hedysarum motorium, Desmodium gyrans, Hedysarum gyrans Fabaceae Telegraph Plant


Forest Plants of Eastern India By Amal Bhusan Chaudhuri (1993- Details with Keys
Desmodium gyroides (Roxb.) DC. synonym of Codariocalyx gyroides (Link) Hassk.
Desmodium motorium (Houtt.) Merr. synonym of Codariocalyx motorius (Houtt.) H.Ohashi, 


I have updated eFI (efloraofindia) pages on Desmodium, Codariocalyx, Dendrolobium, Dicerma, Hylodesmum, Phyllodium & Tadehagi

Attempts have been made to incorporate most of the species available in India & nearby areas with details & keys directly or through links as far as possible. It’s quite possible that there may be some discrepancy in the accepted names & synonyms taken from other links.

Species discussed so far in efloraofindia are given at the bottom of the page in the form of links against Subpages. On clicking them one can see all the details.

Any comments/ corrections are welcome.


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