Codariocalyx Motorius (Houtt.) Ohashi profile

Written by Maggie

Nov 26 2020

Codariocalyx Motorius (Houtt.) Ohashi profile

Codariocalyx Motorius (Houtt.) Ohashi was born in hilly fields and bushes. It is sunny and drought tolerant, mainly distributed in China, India, Nepal, Bhutan, Sri Lanka.

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Codariocalyx Motorius (Houtt.) Ohashi

Codariocalyx Motorius (Houtt.) Ohashi morphological characteristics

Codariocalyx motorius (Houtt.) Ohashi is an erect small shrub plant up to 1.5 m high. Stem is simple or branched, rounded to oblate, slightly striate, glabrous. Leaves are three compound leaves, lateral leaflets are small or absent and only with a single leaflet;Stipules narrowly triangular, 10-14 mm long, 1.7-2.3 mm wide at base, usually oblique, glabrous, margin sparsely pilose. Petiole is 1.1-2 cm long, upper mask groove, sparsely spreading pilose. Apically lobules are elliptic or lanceolate, 5.5 -- 10 cm long, 1 -- 2.5 cm wide, apex rounded or acute, apiculate, base obtuse or rounded, glabrous above, appressed pubescent below, lateral veins 8 -- 14 on each side, not reaching margin, lateral lobules very small, elliptic or linear or sometimes absent;Stipules subulate, 3-5 mm long, glabrous on both surfaces. 

Inflorescence panicles or racemes are terminal or axillary, inflorescence shafts with curved hooked hairs. Bracts are broadly ovate, ca. 6 mm long, densely borne, glabrescent when flowered. Peduncle flowering 1 -- 4 mm, 3 -- 7 mm after flowering, puberulent and Calyx is membranous, 2-2.5 mm long, hairy externally, calyx tube 1-1.5 mm long, upper lobe apex 2-lobed, ca. 1 mm long, lower lobe ca. 1 mm long. Corolla is purplish red, flag petals 7.5-10 mm long, wing petals 6.5-9.5 mm long, 4-5 mm wide, keel petals ca. 10 mm long, ca. 3 mm wide, stamens 8-11 mm long. Pistil  is 10-12 mm long, ovary puberulent. 

Pod is sickle or straight, 2.5-4 cm long, ca.5 mm wide, ventral suture straight, dorsal suture slightly constricted, dehiscent along dorsal suture when mature, sparsely hooked short hair, pod node 5-9. Seeds are 4-4.5 mm long and 2.5-3 mm wide. Flowering period is from July to September, and fruiting from October to November. 

Codariocalyx Motorius (Houtt.) Ohashi

Codariocalyx Motorius (Houtt.) Ohashi habitat

Codariocalyx Motorius (Houtt.) Ohashi is born on hilly slopes or in gully thickets at an altitude of 200-1500 m. It is produced in Fujian, Jiangxi, Guangdong, Guangxi, Sichuan, Guizhou, Yunnan and Taiwan provinces of China.India, Nepal, Bhutan, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Myanmar, Laos, Indonesia, Malaysia and so on also have distribution.

Codariocalyx Motorius (Houtt.) Ohashi growth habit

Codariocalyx Motorius (Houtt.) Ohashi likes sunshine and a warm and humid environment. It is tolerant of drought and poor soil.Plants are highly sensitive to sound waves of a certain frequency and intensity, and also to temperature and sunlight. When the temperature is above 24℃ and the weather is sunny, the leaflets will cross-rotate, kiss and bounce by themselves. The two leaflets can rotate up to 180 degrees and then bounce back. When the temperature is 28-34℃ or in the hot sunny days or after a rain, throughout the beads, dozens of leaves sometimes like lovers both touching like hug, sometimes dancing, dazzling, giving people a fresh feeling of wonderful mystery, when the night falls, it will stick to the leaves on the branches, closely snuggled. It is a rare flower.

Codariocalyx Motorius (Houtt.) Ohashi main value


Codariocalyx Motorius (Houtt.) Ohashi leaves have the characteristics of natural dancing, and have been used in horticulture and ornamental industry. They are excellent materials for making bonsai and have high ornamental value.

Codariocalyx Motorius (Houtt.) Ohashi


Codariocalyx Motorius (Houtt.) Ohashi also has medicinal and health value, and the whole plant can be used as medicine. According to the Compendium of Materia Medica, the herb has the functions of removing blood stasis and bringing new blood, relaxing tendons and activating collaterals, and its leaves can cure fractures. Branch is stem bubble wine, which can be strong bones and muscles, treatment of rheumatism bone pain. Wash your face with fresh leaves, making your skin smooth, white and tender. 

The scientific research

Codariocalyx Motorius (Houtt.) Ohashi is the only plant in nature that responds to sound. According to scientific research, the reason for codariocalyx Motorius (Houtt.) Ohashi dance is mainly related to temperature, sunlight and sound waves under certain rhythm, rhythm and intensity.