Scutellaria violacea Heyne ex Benth.

 
  • Family : LAMIACEAE
    (MINT FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Lamiaceae
  • Synonym(s) : Scutellaria violacea var. sikkimensis Hook.f.
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Scutellaria violacea B.Heyne ex Benth.
  • Vernacular name : Malainangai (Tamil)
  • Habit : Herb
  • Habitat : Margins of Evergreen forests and grasslands. Also on the floor of sholas
  • Comments / notes : Often on hills above 1200m
  • Flower, Fruit : Throughout the year
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : Vishakapatnam district, East Godavari district
    • Kerala : Kannur district, Wayanad district, Palakkad district, Thrissur district, Idukki district, Kottayam district, Kollam district, Thiruvananthapuram district
    • Tamil Nadu : Sirumalai Hills (Dindigul district), Dharmapuri Hills (Dharmapuri district)
  • Native : India
  • World Distribution : India, Himalayas, Sri Lanka, Nepal
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : Pullaiah et al., 2011 - Flora of Eastern Ghats Vol. 4; Sankar,R.V., R. Kottaimuthu & K. Ravikumar (2009). Additions to the flora of Sirumalai Hills, Eastern Ghats, India. Journal of Threatened Taxa 1(7): 379-381; Matthew, K.M., The Flora of Tamil Nadu Carnatic, Vol.3 (1). Diocesan Press, Madras. 1983; Sasidharan, N. 2011. Flowering plants of Kerala. DVD, V 2, KFRI.
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Raja K Swamy, Deepak Kumar, Arun Singh R. and K. Gopalakrishna Bhat (2019). Flora of Peninsular India. http://peninsula.ces.iisc.ac.in/plants.php?name=Scutellaria violacea. Downloaded on 15 December 2019.

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