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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.
53-1406 {la.ba.} Mangrove Sonneratia griffithii Lythraceae  
53-1407 {la.mu.} Mangrove Sonneratia caseolaris Lythraceae  
53-1408 {la.m.} Mangrove Sonneratia alba Lythraceae  
53-1409 {la.mwut}   Mangifera fortida Anacardiaceae  
53-1410 {l-ming:}   Securidaca inappendiculata Polygalaceae  
53-1411 UKT: empty cell        
53-1412 {l-ming:ping:}   Gelomium multiflorum Euphorbiaceae  
53-1413 {l:hing:} Clove Syzygium aromaticum Myrtaceae 403
53-1414 {l:na-ri-pan:} {mi~zu} Four o'clock flower; Marvel of Peru Mirabilis jalapa Nyctaginaceae  
53-1415 {l:lu}   Olax scandens Oleaceae  
53-1416 {lak-hkoap}   Pterygota alata Sterculiaceae  
53-1417 {lak-htoat-kri:} Rose bay Holarrhena antidysenterica Apocynaceae 407
53-1418 {lak-htoat-thaim}   Wrightia tomentosa Apocynaceae  
53-1419 {lak-pn}   Salmalia malabarica Bombacaceae  
53-1420 {lak-pn-lhyau} {lak-hkoap} {lhyau-hpru} Poon tree; Wild almond Sterculia foetida Sterculiaceae  
53-1421 {lak-hpak} Tea plant Camellia thea Theaceae  
53-1422 {lak-th:saung:mrak} Grass Isachne australis Gramineae  
54-1423 {lauk-ya:}   Schima wallichii Theaceae  
54-1424 {lauk-ya:hpru}   Schima norauhae Theaceae  
54-1425 {lauk-th}   Desmodium triquetrum Papilionaceae 419
54-1426 {ling-l} {ling:n} Sweet flag Acorus calamus Araceae 411
54-1427 {ling:lwan:}   Sapium baccatum Euphorbiaceae  
54-1428 {ling:yau:}   Dillenia pentagyna Dilleniaceae  
54-1429 {leing-hkyi:} Lichi Litchi sinensis Sapindaceae  
54-1430 {leing-nam} Linseed Linum usitatissimum Linaceae  
54-1431 {laip-hsu:rhw}   Barleria prionitis Acanthaceae 415
54-1432 {lam:lhyauk-ping}   Justicia gendarussa Acanthaceae  
54-1433 {laim}   Terminalia pyrifolia Combretaceae  
54-1434 {laim~mau} Orange Citrus sinensis Rutaceae  
54-1435 {l-kauk-hing:}   Desmodium gyroides Papilionaceae  
54-1436 {l-hkaung-ran:}   Pentapetes phoenicea Sterculiaceae  
54-1437 {l-sa.hpru}   Lagerstroemia calyculate Lythraceae  
54-1438 {l-pa.du}   Asterancantha longifolia Acanthaceae  
54-1439 {l-pa.du ta.myo:}   Clerodendrum schellangii Verbenaceae  
54-1440 {lh-ka:}   Machilus villosa Lauraceae  
54-1441 {lhyau}   Sterculia urens Sterculiaceae  
54-1442 {lhyau-tu}   Beilsehmiedia roxbburghiana Lauraceae  
54-1443 {lhyau-ni}   Sterculia villosa Sterculiaceae  
54-1444 {lhyau-hpru}   Sterculia versicolar Sterculiaceae  
54-1445 {lhyau-wa}   Sterculia ornata Sterculiaceae  
54-1446 {lhyau-a.}   Sterculia coccinea Sterculiaceae  
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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