U Chit Ko Ko (ချစ်ကိုကို, tɕʰɪʔ kò kò; 1917-2008) was a noted Myanmar botanist. He produced a number of papers into botanical research he conducted in Myanmar, Laos and Cambodia. His 1961 paper on List of Trees and Shrubs, co-written with H. G Hundley, identified some 7,000 angiosperms in Myanmar. In addition to his prominent reputation in Myanmar, U Chit Ko Ko is remembered internationally for his work with the famed plantsman and explorer Frank Kingdon-Ward whom he accompanied on his last two expeditions in Myanmar.
U Chit Ko Ko was the only son of U Ba Gyaw and Daw Tin Tin, born in Magyeechaung Village of Minbu Township in 1917. He was schooled in the village monastery, transferring to the Yangon Bigandet Missionary School at the age of nine. It was here he learned the English language. His primary schooling was finished at the Burmese Methodist School in Yegyaw where he studied until passing the tenth standard, also known as the Ang