What Is the National Flower of Myanmar?

What Is the National Flower of Myanmar?

Burmese Rosewood Flower is the National Flower of Myanmar. The scientific name of the Burmese Rosewood flower is Pterocarpusmacrocarpus. Common names of the national flower of Mayanmarare ‘Cibicibi Sang Dragon’ in English, ‘Padauk or Padouk’ in Myanmar, and ‘Narra’ in philipino. It comes from Fabaceaefamilly. The people of Myanmar believe that the ‘Padauk or Padouk’ tree is the symbol of their strength and the flower symbolizes their love, romance, and youth.

In April the flower decorates the trees by blossoming with great yellow color and spreading aromatic scent at the time of New Year’s celebration. Furniture and wooden structure are made from the ‘Padauk or Padouk’ tree. Both the tree and flower play a vital role to strengthen Myanmar’s economy. It also represents the state with the sign of strength, love, youth, and romance. This is why the Burmese Rosewood flower was titled the National flower symbol of Myanmar.

Facts About Burmese Rosewood

  • Common Name: Burmese Rosewood, Padauk, or Padouk
  • Genus:  Pterocarpus
  • Species:  macrocarpus
  • Found in:  All over Myanmar and native to Southern Asia, northern Australia, western Pacific Ocean Islands.
  • Color:  Yellow
  • Number of petals:  5
  • Leaflets:  9-11
  • Seeds:  2-3
  • Size of the tree:  10-30 m
  • Time of blooming:  April
  • Purpose:  Ornamental, herbal
  • Symbolism:  Strength, love, youth, and romance

Details About Burmese Rosewood

Burmese Rosewood flower is the favorite national flower symbol of Myanmar’s people. It grows all over the country of Myanmar and it is native to South Asia, North Australia, South China, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam, Philippines, Solomon Island, Papua New Guinea, and the Western Pacific Ocean. There are various species of these flowers. It grows in well-drained soils with salt and fertile loamy preferably in the rainforest areas. It is an ornamental tree that beautifies roads, gardens homes, etc. Surprisingly it is a one-day’s flower.

This hurts a flower lover but does not betray him. All the flowers do not bloom on the same day. After one day of blooming, the petals of the flowers wither slowly and gathered on the green grassy field under the tree. It’s also become a heavenly scene for flower lovers. Nobody can overlook this beauty. The flower is used as a source of honey and the leaf brews are used as shampoos. Both flowers and leaves are consumed. The leaves are good for polishing brass and copper. It is also a great source of resin. In traditional medicine, it is used to fight tumors.

To sum up, the Burmese Rosewood flower is the most attractive flower in Myanmar. It is the symbol of strength, love, youth, and romance. People of Myanmar have reasonably been selected as the National Flower of Myanmar.


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