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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 pg
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.
19-0495 {hsa.lat} Lettuce Lactuca sativa Compositae  
19-0496 {hsa.lw}{hsu:pa.lw} - Balanites triflora Simarubaceae  
19-0497 {hsa-lup-mis~sa.ri.} Salep orchid Orchis mascula Orchidaceae  
19-0498 {hsi-mi:tauk} Climbing lily; Supurb lily Gloriosa superba Liliaceae 163
20-0499 {hsi-oan:} Oil palm Elacis guineensis Palmae  
20-0500 {hsi:} {hsi:tau} Jujube tree Zizyphus mauritiana Rhamnaceae  
20-0501 {hsi:hkyo} {thi.kra:ma.keiT} - Orthosiphon stamineus Labiatae 168
20-0502 {hsi:hpru} Emblic myrobalan Emblica officinalis Euphorbiaceae 165
20-0503 {hsi:ein-ling: wa} {i-gyis wa} Sea island cotton; Egyptian cotton Gossypium babadense Malvaceae  
20-0504 {hsu:kauk} - Caesalpinia nuga Caesalpiniaceae  
20-0505 {hsu:kauk-nak} - Capparis sepiaria Capparidaceae  
20-0506 {hsu:kram:po:} - Caesalpinia sepiara Caesalpiniaceae  
20-0507 {hsu:pan:} Wild safron; saf-flower Carthamus tinctorious Compositae 171
20-0508 {hsu:pan:taung:} - Hygrophila spinosa Acanthaceae  
20-0509 {hsu:poap} {hsu:poap-kri:} - Acacia pennata Mimosaceae 175
20-0510 {hsu:hpo} - Zizyphus incurva Rhamnaceae  
20-0511 {hsu:hpru} Indian gum-arabic tree; Babul tree Acacia ararbia Mimosaceae  
20-0512 {hsu:man-kyi:} - Acacia myaingii Mimosaceae  
20-0513 {hsu:l} Small calthrops Tribulus terrestris Zygophyllaceae  
20-0514 {hsu:l-kri:} - Pedalium murex Pedaliaceae  
20-0515 {hs.} Sage Salvia officinalis Labiatae  
20-0516 {hs:} {hs:rwak-kri:} Tobacco plant Nicotiana rustica Solanaceae  
20-0517 {hs:} {hs:rwak-kri:} Tobacco plant Nicotiana tabacum Solanaceae  
20-0518 {hs:kyau-kri:} {a.krau:tis-htaung}
UKT: LSR double entry 63-1681
Cart-track plant; Way bread Plantago major Plantaginaceae 475
20-0519 {hs:hka.ram:} - Solanum melongena Solanaceae  
20-0520 {hs:hka:kri:} King of bitters Andrographis paniculata Acanthaceae 177
20-0521 {hs:hkrauk} Ganja; Hemp Cannabis paniculata Cannabinaceae  
20-0522 {hs:gan~Da.ma} Pyrethrum Chrysanthemum cinerariaefolium Compositae 179
20-0523 {hs:ga.Loan} Tiger's claw; Devil's claw Martynia diandra Pedalacee  
20-0524 {hs:tn-so.} - Leonurus sibiricus Labiatae  
21-0525 {hs:pu.l:} Himalayan or Indian gentian Gentiana kurroo Gentianaceae  
21-0526 {hs:paung-cham:} - Pavetta indica Rubiaceae  
21-0527 {hs:ming:} - Millettia cinerea Papilianaceae  
21-0528 {hs:mein} - Millettia auriculata Papilianaceae  
21-0529 {hs:mru} - Chenopodium ambrosioides Chenopodiaceae  
21-0530 {hs:mring:hkwa} - Angioteris avecta Polypodiaceae  
21-0531 {hs:rhw} Indian or Nepal barberry; Tree tumeric Berberis aristata Berberidaceae  
21-0532 {hs:leip-hpru} - Flemingia strobilifera Papilionaceae  
21-0533 {hs:wa-ka.l:} - Desmodium oblongum Papilionaceae  
21-0534 {hs:tha.kra:} Dingy white Stevia rebaudiana Compositae  
21-0535 {hs:thn-pu.ra} Bushy garderia Randia dumetorum Rubiaceae  
21-0536 {hs:o:poat} Malabar goose berry Melastoma clarkenum Melastomaceae  
21-0536b {hsing-ko:si:} (entry no. missing: entd. as b}} - Helicia terminalis Proteaceae  
21-0537 {hsing-hka.ram:} Potato tree Solanum macranthum Solanaceae  
21-0538 {hsing-hka.ram:chi} Tree tomato Cyphomandra betacea Solanaceae  
21-0539 {hsing-ngo-mrak} {hsin-ngo-lak-kra:} Goose grass Eleusine indica Gramineae  
21-0540 {hsing-swy-ga.moan:} - Sansevieria cylindrica Agavaceae  
21-0541 {hsing-htoan:ma.nw},
{hsing-ngo-ma.Ni.} {hsing-sa-ma.nw}
Heart-leaved moon seed Tinospora cordifolia Menisparmaceae 185
21-0542 {hsing-htoan:ma.nw-hsu:pauk} Heart-leaved moon seed Tinospora spp. Menisparmaceae  
21-0543 {hsing-nin:wa:}{wa:nwy} {wa:tha.pwat} Bamboo Dinochloa maclellandii Gramineae  
21-0544 {hsing-ning:tha.rak} Mango Mangifera sylvatiea Anacardiaceae  
21-0545 {hsing-hna-maung:ka.l:} Heliotrope Heliotropium supinum Boraginaceae  
21-0546 {hsing:hna-maung:kri:} Heliotrope Heliotropium indicum Boraginaceae  
21-0547 {hsing-pu.ti:} {krwak[mri:pan:} - Pholidota imbricata Orchidaceae  
21-0548 {hsing:peit-hkying:} - Philodendron achrostemon Araceae  
21-0549 {hsin-hpak-ya:} {hpak-ya:kri:} - Girardinia heterophylla Urticaceae  
22-0550 {hsin-moan-ing:} - Fimbristylis diphylla Cyperaceae  
22-0551 {hsin-tha.na. wa:} Bamboo Bambusa sinthana Gramineae  
22-0552 {hsin-tha.hpan:} - Ficus roxburghii Moraceae  
22-0553 {hsing-tha.ma.nw} {hsing-toan:ma.nw} Hear-leaved moon seed Tinospora nudiflora Menispermaceae  
22-0554 {hsaung-tau-ku:} - Verbena officinalis Verbenaceae  
22-0555 {hsaung:m-hka:} Black hallebore Helleborus niger Ranumculaceae  
22-0556 {hsat-hkyo-ris} - Naravelia zeylanica Ranunculaceae  
22-0557 {hsat-hsat-hky} {hky-hsat} Sneezwort Centipeda orbicularis Compositae  
22-0558 {hsat-lhya} - Trema amboinensis Ulmaceae  
22-0559 {hsat-lhya-mrak} {keing:hsup-ni} Grass Setaria palmifolia Gramineae  
22-0560 {hsait-hky:} - Bridelia retusa Euphorbiaceae  
22-0561 {hsait-nn} - Phoebe lanceolata Lauraceae  
22-0562 {hsait-nn-kri:} - Machilus odoratissima Lauraceae  
22-0563 {hsan-kw:pan:} - Ixora nigricans Rubiaceae  
22-0564 {hsan-hs:ping} - Linociera terniflora Oleaceae  
22-0565 {hsan-praung:} Sorghum Sorghum bicolor var. subglobasa Gramineae  
22-0566 {hsan-praung:} Sorghum Sorghum cernuum var. cernuum Gramineae  
22-0567 {hsup} Italian millet Setaria italica Gramineae  
22-0568 {hsup-ni} Ragi millet; Indian millet Eleusine coracana Granimeae  
22-0569 {hsup-lu:} - Eremochloa ciliaris Gramineae  
22-0570 {hsup-thwa:hpu:} Fragrant screwpine Pandanus odoratissimus Pandanaceae  
22-0571 {hsaip-hpa.lu:} Coral jasmine Nyctanthes arbortristis Oleaceae 189
22-0572 {hsaip-hpu:} - Kaempferia pandurata Zingiberaceae  
22-0573 {hswam:mhw:} - Pandanus odorus Pandanaceae  
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

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