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Botanical Names of Myanmar Plants
of Importance

Index given in order of Burmese-Myanmar common names

by Agricultural Department (Planning), Government of Union of Myanmar, 2000, pp 65

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Agri.Dept.2000 and LSR {l-seik-rhing:}, 1978 are from allied government departments.

pg-entry Myanmar Name
transliteration in Romabama by UKT
English Name Scientific  name Family LSR
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Note: Burmese is a non-rhotic language, and the "r" is rarely pronounced. When it occurs as the first consonant in a Rombama syllable, pronounce it as an English "y". Similar to the French, the end consonant in a Romabama syllable is not pronounced.
16-0401 {sa.kup-this-hkya.}
{sa.kup-kwam:kram:}
  Quercus spicata Fagaceae  
16-0402 {sa.kying:} Wendlandia paniculata Rubiaceae
16-0403 {sa.hkan:kreim} {wa:Bo:kreim} Cane Korthalsia laciniosa Palmaceae
16-0404 {sa.tau:B-ri} Strawberry Fragaria elatior Rosaceae
16-0405 {sa.pa:} Paddy; Rice plant Oryza sativa Gramineae
16-0406 {sa.pa: (kauk-ing:)} Paddy; Rice plant Oryza sativa var. fatua Gramineae
16-0407 {sa.pa:reing:} Paddy; Rice plant Oryza coarctata Gramineae
16-0408 {sa.pa:(nut-sa.pa:)} Paddy; Rice plant Oryza officinalis Gramineae
16-0409 {sa.pa:(daung:sa.pa:)} Paddy; Rice plant Oryza meycriana Gramineae
16-0410 {sa.pa:ling-hsi-mhw:} Citronella grass Cymbopogon nardus Gramineae 145
16-0411 {sa.pa:ling-hing:mhw:} Lemon grass Cymbopogon citratus Gramineae 149
16-0412 {sa.pyis} The grape vine Vitis vinifera Vitaceae
16-0413 {sa.pys-reing:} Hairy wild vine Vitis setosa Vitaceae
16-0414 {sa.moan-sa.pa:} Fennel Foeniculum vulgare Umbelliferae 151
16-0415 {sa.moan-o}
UKT: See 17-0421 below and LSR p157.
Dill Peucedanum graveolens Umbelliferae 157
16-0416 {sa.moan-ni} Garden cress Lepidium sativum Cruciferae
16-0417 {sa.moan-nak} Black cumin Nigella sativa Ranunculaceae
17-0418 {sa.moan-nw} Momordica dioica Cucurbitaceae
17-0419 {sa.moan-hpru} Bishop's weed; Lovage Carum copticum Umbelliferae 155
17-0420 {sa.moan-hpru-reing:} Seseli indicum Umbelliferae
17-0421 {sa.mrait}
UKT: LSR on p157 has given {sa.mrait} as  Peucedanum graveolens , see 16-0415 above
Sowa Anethum sowa Umbelliferae 157?
17-0422 {sa.mwat} {ta.roat-nn-nn}
UKT: A. graveolens entered also in 33-0864
Celery Apium graveolens Umbelliferae 161
17-0423 {sa.r:}{taung-ma.ro:}{taung-m:oap} Dita bark tree; Devill;s tree Alstonia scholaris Apocynaceae  
17-0424 {sa.ro}
UKT: Agri2000 38-0997 lists P. longum as {pait-hkying:}. P. chaba listed in LSR is probably not listed in Agri2000.
Long pepper Piper longum Piperaceae 159?
17-0425 {sa.lu} Thatching palm Licuala peltata Palmaceae
17-0426 {sa.lup} Wax flower Ervatamia coronaria Apocynaceae
17-0427 {sa-ka.l:pan:(ni)} Orchids Aerides crassifolium Orchidaceae
17-0428 {sa-ka.l:pan:(pan:raung)} Orchids Aerides lobii Orchidaceae
17-0429 {sa-ka.l:tha.hkwa:}{sa-tha.hkwa:} Mukia scabrella Cucurbitaceae
17-0430 {sa-thu-ng-U:nhauk} Cratoxylon prunifolium Elatinaceae
17-0431 {sa:tau-p:} {p:leip-pra} Garden pea Pisum sativum Papilionaceae
17-0432 {sa:tau-p:(tau:)} Yellow-flower pea Lathyrus aphaca Papilionaceae
17-0433 {sa:pain:} {pein:U. (ku.la:myo:)} Great-leaved caledium Alocasia indica Araceae  
17-0434 {si-kri:} Callicarpa macrophulla Verbenaceae
17-0435 <missing entry in original>
17-0436 {su.sup-pan:} Polygonum barbatum Polygonaceae
17-0437 {su-ka} Passion flowr Passiflora laurifolia Passifloraceae
17-0438 {su-ka-thi:nw} Passion fruit; Granadilla Passiflora quadrangularis Passifloraceae  
17-0439 {su-la-na.hpa} Fumaria parviflora Fumariaceae
17-0440 {s:ma.hkan:} Coral bush Jatropha multifida Euphorbiaceae
17-0441 {sau-hpwa:sa} {mying-hkaung:nha-yaung} Embelia ribes Myrsinaceae
17-0442 {sau:pra} {sau:bra} Pterocymbium tinctorium Sterculiaceae
17-0443 {sn-ka:} {sa.ka:wa} Yellow champak Michelia champaca Magnoliaceae 141
17-0444 {sn-ka:saim:} Perfume tree: Ylang Ylang Cananga odorata Annonaceae  
17-0445 {sn-ka:saim:kri:} Manglietia hookeri Magnoliaceae
18-0446 {sn-ka:hpo} - Manglietia utilis Magnoliaceae
18-0447 {sn-ka:hpru} - Michelia doltsopa Magnoliaceae
18-0448 {sn-ka:thaim} {tn-pu-ya:} {tau:po:sa} - Alangium chinensis Alangiaceae
18-0449 {sn-p} Jasmine Jasminum arborescens Oleaceae
18-0450 {sn-p-nw.} - Clerodendrum gragrans Verbenaceae
18-0451 {sak-ka.ton:} - Trewia nudiflora Euphorbiaceae
18-0452 {sak~ku-pan:} - Bougainvillaea glabra Nyctaginaceae
18-0453 {sing-prwam:} - Dillenia pentagyna Dilleniaceae
18-0454 {saung:hkyam:ping} - Capparis flavicans Capparidaceae
18-0455 {saung:} - Bruguiera cylindrica Rhizophoraceae
18-0456 {saung:ka.l:} {saung:pa.l:} - Lagerstroemia villosa Lythraceae
18-0457 {saung:hpo} - Bruguiera hainesii Rhizonphoraceae
18-0458 {saung:lhya:} Carambola Averrhoa carambola Oxalidaceae
18-0459 {seing-sa} Common tamarisk Tamarix gallica Tamaricaceae
18-0460 {seing-loan}
{thak-ng-ming:} {thak-k-ming:}
- Themeda villosa Gramineae  
18-0461 {sis} {sis-poap} - Albizzia procera Mimosaceae
18-0462 {sis-keing:} {keign:} Elephant grass Saceharum arundinaceum Gramineae  
18-0463 {sis.kri:} - Ougeinia dalbergioides Papilionaceae
18-0464 {sis.ton-ni} - Homalomena rubescens Araceae
18-0465 {sis-hpru} - Dichrostachys cinereas Mimosaceae
18-0466 {s:ro:krak-hsu} Purging nut Jatropha curcas Euphorbiaceae
18-0467 {s:ro:rha:saung:} - Euphorbia genniculata Euphorbiaceae
18-0468 {san~da.ku:ni} Red sandal wood Pterocarpus santalinus Papilionaceae
18-0469 san~da.ku:hpru} {nn.tha-hpru} White sandal wood Santalum album Santalaceae  
18-0470 {san~da.ku:wa} - Santalum finoum Santalaceae
18-0471 {san~da.} {hpo:la.ming:} Paeoney rose Paeonia emodi Ranunculaceae
18-0472 {san~da.wa} - Cordia fragrantissima Boraginaceae
18-0473 {sain-hkry} Coreopsts; Eglliopsis Coreopsis tinctoria Compositae  
19-0474 {sain-tn-hkyu} Yellow cedar Tecomella stans Bignoniaceae
19-0475 {sain~na.bau-ta.roat} {sein~na.mau} China root; Bamboo briar root Smilax china Liliaceae  
19-0476 {sain~na.Bau (reing:)} {hkat-hkyo} - Smilax macrophylla Liliaceae
19-0477 {sain~na.Bau (mran-ma)} - Smilax prolifera Liliaceae
19-0478 {sain~na.Bau} - Smilax zeylanica Liliaceae
19-0479 {sain-na:kup pan:} Shrubby trumpet flower Achillea    
19-0480 {sain-na:pan:} {na:taung:pan:} Lantana shrub Lantana aculeata Verbenaceae
19-0481 {sain:pan:ka.l:} {zau-ka.l: a.ni}
{daung:hsoap-pan:}
Peacock flower Caesalpinia pulcherrima Caesalpiniaceae  
19-0482 {sain:pan:pra} Jacaranda Jacaranda minosifolia Bignoniaceae
19-0483 {sain:pan a.ni} Gold mohur Delonix regia Caesalpiniaceae
19-0484 {sam~pa ping} - Plumria spp. Apocynaceae
19-0485 {soan-pa.tak} Johore jack; Penaung jack Artocarpus rigida Moraceae  
19-0486 {swan-ta-ni} Sultani Phaseolus lunatus Papilionaceae
19-0487 {swan-ta-pra} Sugar-palm; Phaseolus lunatus Papilionaceae
19-0488 {swan-pa.lwun} Wild date palm Phoenix sylvestris Palmaceae
19-0489 {swan-pa.lwun} Date palm Phoenix dactylifera Palmaceae
19-0490 {swan-pa.lwun pu.} Small date palm Phoenix ferinigera Palmaceae
19-0491 {swan-lak-th:} - Caesalpinia digyna Caesalpiniaceae
19-0492 {swun-lak-th:} - Caesalpinia digyna Caesalpiniaceae
19-0493 {sw-tau} Bull hoof; Mountain ebony Bauhinia acuminata Caesalpiniaceae  
19-0494 {sw-tau ni} Purple mountain ebony Bauhinia purpurea Caesalpiniaceae  
UKT: The present version of this book, Agri.Dept.2000, did not list the following species, or, there is reason to believe that the data given by it need to be checked..>
The following are from sources cited in the last column.
  Myanmar Name
transcription as given by source
Habit Scientific name Family Source
01 Hmaik, Hpunpraw, Letkadon, Saga-thein, Tabuya, Taw-posa Tree Alangium chinense (Lour.) Harms Alangiaceae Checklist

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