Definition of Desmodium gyrans
1. Noun. Erect tropical Asian shrub whose small lateral leaflets rotate on their axes and jerk up and down under the influence of sunshine.
Group relationships: Codariocalyx, Genus Codariocalyx
Generic synonyms: Bush, Shrub
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Literary usage of Desmodium gyrans
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1. An Introduction to Vegetable Physiology by Joseph Reynolds Green (1907)
"... if it be interpreted to mean a sleep similar to that of animals. The latter phenomenon is attended by a Fio. 153.—desmodium gyrans, (After Darwin. ..."
2. Researches on Irritability of Plants by Jagadis Chandra Bose (1913)
"CHAPTER XXI THE AUTOMATIC PULSATIONS OF desmodium gyrans Activity of detached leaflet ... Leaf of desmodium gyrans. The two small lateral leaflets exh ibi t ..."
3. Three Lectures on the Anatomy of Movement: A Treatise on the Action on Nerve by Francis Warner (1887)
"The desmodium gyrans affords another example. The leaf of desmodium gyrans is unequally ... desmodium gyrans, after Balfour. and two small lateral leaflets. ..."
4. A Textbook of Botany for Colleges and Universities by John Merle Coulter, Charles Reid Barnes, Henry Chandler Cowles (1910)
"Leaf of telegraph plant (desmodium gyrans), natural size: /, I, lateral leaflets which show autonomous movements; the terminal leaflet in the depressed ..."
5. Magazine of Natural History edited by John Claudius Loudon, Edward Charlesworth, John Denson (1832)
"There seems, I think, very little difference between the motions of the leaves of the desmodium gyrans and the ordinary contractions of the diaphragm. ..."