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Black Orchid
Paphiopedilum is normally a ground orchid flourishing well in cold climates and hilly regions. It is estimated that there are about eleven sub-species in Myanmar alone, though only eight has been recorded. Kachin State is the only area in the world where the rare, beautiful orchid can be found. Visitors to Mt. Kakaborazi should look out for the rare orchid.

Nya Hmwe Pan (Queen of the Night)
It was cultivated from Central and South America and the West Indies . The leaves are simple and smooth edged, often with a rank smell when bruised, and the smallish flowers are tubular or unshaped, gathered in clusters at the branch tips. The flowers vary in color from white to green, yellow, red and dull purplish and some are night scented.

Inn Gyin (Shorea Tree Blossom)
Its leaves fall in February and March after which new leaves sprout and the tree bears flowers. Another flower from the Cannon Ball Tree resembling the Shorea has a pungent smell.

Chrysanthemum ( Gandamar )
The flowers begin to bloom at the onset of the cold season, and they come in white and yellow colours, and sometimes in spots and stripes. They vary greatly in size and shape, but have no scent.

Kankkaw (Cobra's Saffron)
Although this tree grows mostly in upper parts of Myanmar and southern region, it is cultivated throughout the country. The flowers are popularly adorned by Myanmar ladies in their hair. The pollen is used in making traditional herbal medicine.

Khwar Nyo (Clematis)
The plant clings to walls, fences or trees as it grows. It has white and blue flowers, and each flower consists of a single layer of petals. The white flowers have a sweet fragrance, unlike the blue flowers.

May Myo (May Myo)
The plant grows well in silt where water doesn't inundate, and also in wet humus. It can be grown both on lowland and in hilly regions. The flower comes in white, red and purple and thrives in rainy and cool seasons.

Ngwe Pan (Giger Lily / Butterfly Lily)
It flowers throughout the year, but is most prolific during the rainy season. It is planted mostly on the plains of Lower Myanmar , and it's cultivated from Southern Asia.

Padauk (Flower of Myanmar Rosewood / Padauk)
It is a seasonal flower of the month of Tagu. It was widely distributed in the tropics and also found in South Africa. It has large, pinnate leaves and is usually deciduous in the dry season, the flowers opening before the foliage develops.

This is a prickly shrub which grows well in cool-temperate regions, but can also be grown in tropical regions with careful nursing. The flowers blooms throughout the year.

Sabai (Jasmine)
It grows naturally but is cultivated commercially in Magway, Mandalay and Yangon.The small white fragrant flowers blossom during the rainy season and the cold season.

Sakhar (Golden Champac / Yellow Champac)
It grows wild in regions of Lower Myanmar that have a heavy rainfall, but it can also be grown throughout Myanmar. Its flowers, which have a pungent scent, are up to 2-3 inches in length.

Sein Che (Golden Coreops)
The flower heads, borne on slender stems mainly in summer, are mostly shades of gold or yellow. Leaves vary from simple and narrow, usually toothed, to deeply divided, and may be basal or scattered up the stems.

ThaZin ( Myanmar Orchid)
The flowers are highly valued by Myanmar women as a hair decoration. It grows in Bago, Kachin, Mon, Rakhine, Tanintharyi and Yangon. Thazin petals are very light green to pure with a yellow lip.

Thitsar (Gladious)
The flowers are odourless. They come in yellow, pink, white, crimson and red colours. It is cultivated mostly in Southern Shan State in Myanmar and originates from Africa , Europe and the Middle East.

Water Lily / Lotus
Water lilies grow well along the bank of streams and lakes, and their roots are anchored deep in the mud.The buds mostly open at dawn and close at dusk, but there are also varieties whose buds open at dusk.