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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.
22-0574 {za.ris} - Lasia heterophylla Araceae  
22-0575 {za.lup} {thin:bau-za.lap} - Kopsia fruticosa Apocynaceae  
22-0576 {za.lup-ni} - Rhododendron arboreum Ericaceae  
23-0577 {za.teip~hpol} Nutmeg Myristica fragrans Myristicaceae 193
23-0578 {zi-za.wa} - Bignonia magnifica Bignoniaceae  
23-0579 {zi-za.wa-kri:} - Gardenia florida Rubiaceae  
23-0580 {zi-ra} Cumin Cumiunum cyminum Umbelliferae  
23-0581 {zi-ra-kri:} - Anisochilus carnosus Labiatae  
23-0582 {zi-ra-nak (tau:)} Purple fleabane Vernonia anthelminttca Compositae  
23-0583 {zi-ra-l:} Wild mint Mentha sylvestris Labiatae  
23-0584 {zi-ra a.hpru} Sweet basil ocimum bacilicum Labiatae  
23-0585 {zau-ka.l: a.ni} Peacock flower Caesalpinia pulcherrima Caesalpinaceae  
23-0586 {zau-gyi-taung-wh: a.kya:} Boundary mark Cordyline spp. Liliaceae  
23-0587 {zau-gyi-taung-wh: a.seim:} Boundary mark; Dragons blood Cordyline terminalis Liliaceae 197
23-0588 {zau-gyi-moat-hsait} {za.Ta-manthi.} Musk root; Indian spikemard Nardostachys jatamansi Valeroamaceae  
23-0589 {zau-gyi-moat-hsait ga.moan:} - Sprekelia spp. * Amaryllidaceae  
23-0590 {zau-ma.} - Cordyline spp. Liliaceae  
23-0591 {zau-mhwa:} Sweet william Dianthus spp. Caryophyllaceae  
23-0592 {zaung:pa.l:} - Lagerstroemia villosa Lythraceae  
23-0593 {zaung:pa.l: rwak-kri:} - Lagerstroemia venusta Lythraceae  
UKT: * 23-0589 was entered in the original book with the species. Only the genus was given. The "spp" is mine.
23-0594 {zam~bu-tha.pr} Rose apple Syzygium jambos Myrtaceae  
23-0595 {zam~bu-pa.ni} - Thespesia populnea Malvaceae  
23-0596 {zwan-pan:}   Jasminum auriculatum Oleaceae  
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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