The real Chrozophora plicata (Vahl) A.Juss. ex Spreng. does not occur in India. It is confined to Africa and Middle East. What is given as C. plicata in Indian floras are now known as Chrozophora rottleri (Geisl.) A.Juss. ex Spreng.N.P.Balakrishnan, 17 Nov. 2013
1a. Ovary and fruits lepidote, never stellate-pubescent 2
b. Ovary and fruits stellate-pubescent, never lepidote 3
2a. Leaves not much longer than broad; ripe carpels reddish purple 1. C. hierosolymitana
b. Leaves twice as long as broad; ripe carpels bluish purple 2. C. oblongifolia
3a. Leaves both radical and cauline, eglandular at base; stigmas orange; fruits grey or black, non-tinctorial when wetted 3. C. prostrata
b. Leaves cauline only, 2-glandular at base; stigmas red; fruits purple, tinctorial when wetted 4. C. rottleri
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