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Telegraph plant

The scientific name of Telegraph plant: Desmodium Gyrans / Codariocalyx motorius

Name of Telegraph plant in different languages:-

English: Praying plant, Semaphore plant, Dancing Plant

Hindi: Dudli

Sanskrit: Namaskari

Malayalam: Ramanama pacha

Tamil: Thozhukanni-தொழுகண்ணி)

Plant description:

It is a perennial plant, commonly in tropical areas, it has a fast moving small leaves, so it has another name dancing plant, grow 2 to 4 feet tall, the leaves are arranged oppositely, broad, oblong or lance-shaped, leaflets lanceolate, up to 10 centimeters long, flower are tiny, up to 9 millimeters long, blue in color, sepals  are cup, flowering August to September.Fruit is pod, long, up to 4.4 cm and 6.5 mm broad, slightly curved.

Leaf Arrangement

Shape-long ovateMargin-EntireVenation-pinnate

 Margin_Entire Venation-pinnate

Useful plant parts: Leaves, roots

Medicinal uses: To treat snake poison, heart diseases, wound healer, rheumatic problems, Diabetes, skin disorders.

Chemical content: tryptamine alkaloids

Medicinal properties: Antidote, contain toxic alkaloids

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