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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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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.
42-1103 {Ba.wa.nak}   Justicia gendarussa Acanthaceae  
42-1104 {Ba.wa:}   Phyllostachys bawa Gramineae  
42-1105 {Bi.nn-tha}   Strombosia javanica Olaeaceae  
42-1106 {Bi-lu:lak-wa:}   Schefflera venulosa Araliaceae  
42-1107 {Bi.thwa} {ling:s.} Linseed Linum usitatissimum Linaceae  
42-1108 {Bu.za.pat-ping}   Betula Utilis Betlaceae  
42-1109 {Bu.ta.lak}   Elaeocarpus lanceaefolices Elaeocapaceae  
42-1110 {B.pra:}   Cratoxylon neriifolium Hypericaceae  
42-1111 {Bau:sa.keing:} {a.hsaip-hpr} Lead tree; Leucaena Leucaena glauca Mimosaceae 317
42-1112 {Bo-kait-p:} Cow pea Vigna catjang Papilionaceae  
42-1113 {Bo-rait} Borage Borage officinalis Boraginaceae  
42-1114 {Bng~ga.}   Mitragyna rotundifolia Rubiaceae  
42-1115 {Bng~ga.la:hsi:}   Prunus armeniacaa Rosaceae  
42-1116 {Being}
UKT: rhyme with <mine>
Jungle bendy Terrameles nudiflora Datiscaceae  
42-1117 {Ban:lhy} Ramie; China grass Boehmerianivea gaudisa Cannabinaceae  
42-1118 {Ban.Bw:}   Careya arborea Myrtaceae  
42-1119 {Bain:} Opium poppy Papaver sommiforum Papaveraceae  
43-1120 {Bain:sa}   Mitragyna speciosa Rubiaceae  
43-1121 {Bain:nw}   Hiptage madablota Malipighiaceae  
43-1122 {Boan-m-sa}   Albifzia procera Mimosaceae  
43-1123 {Boam~ma.ra-za} Serpent wood Rauwolfia serpentina Apocynacea 319
43-1124 {Bw.hkyi}   Bauhinia variegata 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
UKT: modern spelling: {hpon:ma.thain}
  Blumea balsamifera Combretaceae 323

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