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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
p29 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.
29-0770 {htwing:nak} {htwing:nak-kri:} Black creeper Anodendron paniculatum Apocynaceae  
30-0771 {htwing:nak-ka.to:} Black creeper Ichnocarpus frutescens Apocynaceae  
30-0772 {htwa:thwa:kyauk-hkak-pan:}   Juniperus honzentalis Cupressaceae  
30-0773 {hta.naung:} White barked Acacia Acacia leucophloea Mimosaceae  
30-0774 {hta.naung:tu} False Acacia Robinia pseudo-acacia Papilionaceae  
30-0775 {hta.ri:hpweing:} Trefoil Achillea millefolium Compositae  
30-0776 {hta:w-mheing:} Rangoon creeper Quisqualis indica Combretaceae 215
30-0777 {hti.ka.roan: (koan:)} Touch-me-not Mimosa pudica Mimosaceae 217
30-0778 {hti.ka.roan:ka.l:} Sensitive plant      
30-0779 {hti.ka.roan:kri:}   Caesalpinia mimosoides Caesalpiniaceae  
30-0780 {hti.ka.roan: (rhwn.bwak)}   Biophytum sensitivum Oxalidaceae  
30-0781 {hti:pan:} Paraso-flower Holmskiodia sanguinea Verbenaceae  
30-0782 {hti:ro:wa:} {hti:wa:} Bamboo Thyrostachys siamensis Gramineae  
30-0783 {htau:pat-nghak-pyau:} Banana Musa papadisia Musaceae  
30-0784 {hau:pat-p:} Butter bean Phaseolus lunatus Papilionaceae  
30-0785 {htau:pat.thi:} Avocado pear; Alligator pear Persea gratissima Lauraceae  
30-0786 {htau:la.pat}   Rhinacanthus communis Acanthaceae  
30-0787 {htauk-krn.} Rokfa Terminalia alata Combretaceae  
30-0788 {htauk-krn.rwak-kri:}   Terminalia coriacea Combretaceae  
30-0789 {htauk-krn.rwak-th:} Laurel Terminalia crenulata Combretaceae  
30-0790 {htauk-hkwa.} Spinach Spinacia oleracea Chenopodiaceae  
30-0791 {htauk-rha}   Vitex canescens Verbenaceae  
30-0792 {hting:ru:} Pine Pinus spp Pinaceae  
30-0793 {hting:ru:pa.d-tha}   Araucaria Araucariaceae  
30-0794 {hting:ru:mhw:}   Libocedrus mecrolepis Pinaceae  
30-0795 {hting:ru:(hsu:rwak)}   Araucaria bidwillii Araucariaceae  
30-0796 {hting:ru: (rwak-thwa:)} Norfolk island pine Araucaria excelsa Araucariaceae  
30-0797 {htan:} Palmyra palm Borassus flabellifer Palmaceae  
31-0798 {htan:krak-thwun} Leek Allium ampeloprasum Liliaceae  
31-0799 {htup-ta.ra-pan:} {zi-ni.ya} Blood marigold Zinnia elegans Compositae  
31-0800 {htup.ta.ra-pan: (pring-this)} French marigold Tagetes patula Compositae  
31-0801 {hkyis-ti:pan:} {kat~ti-pa-pan:}   Tagetes erecta Compositae  
31-0802 {htaim}   Mitragyna parvifolia Rubiaceae  
31-0803 {htaim (ku.la:)}   Neoneuclea sessilifolia Rubiaceae  
31-0804 {htwan} {dwan}   Eriolaena candollei Serculiaceae  
31-0805 {htwa.poap} {dwa.poap}   Kydia calycina Malvaceae  
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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