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Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Eudicots
Cladus: Core eudicots
Cladus: Rosids
Cladus: Eurosids I
Ordo: Zygophyllales

Familia: Zygophyllaceae
Subfamilia: Morkillioideae
Genus: Morkillia
Species: M. acuminata – M. mexicana

Morkillia Rose & J.H.Painter, Smithsonian Misc. Collect. 50: 33. (1907)

Type species: Morkillia mexicana (DC.) Rose & J.H.Painter, Smithsonian Misc. Collect. 50: 33. (1907)


Chitonia Moc. & Sessé ex DC., Prodr. [A. P. de Candolle] 1: 707 (1824) nom. illeg. hom.


Rose, J.N. & Painter, J.H. 1907. Smithsonian Miscellaneous Collections 50: 33.
Govaerts, R. et al. 2020. Morkillia in Kew Science Plants of the World online. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2020 Nov. 14. Reference page.
Hassler, M. 2020. Morkillia. World Plants: Synonymic Checklists of the Vascular Plants of the World In: Roskovh, Y., Abucay, L., Orrell, T., Nicolson, D., Bailly, N., Kirk, P., Bourgoin, T., DeWalt, R.E., Decock, W., De Wever, A., Nieukerken, E. van, Zarucchi, J. & Penev, L., eds. 2020. Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2020 Nov. 14. Reference page.
International Plant Names Index. 2020. Morkillia. Published online. Accessed: Nov. 14 2020. 2020. Morkillia. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2020 Nov. 14.
USDA, ARS, Germplasm Resources Information Network. Morkillia in the Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN), U.S. Department of Agriculture Agricultural Research Service. Accessed: 09-Oct-10.

Morkillia is a genus of flowering plants belonging to the family Zygophyllaceae.[1]

It is native to Mexico.[1]

The genus name of Morkillia is in honour of William Lucius Morkill (1858–1936), general manager of the Mexican national railroad.[2] It was first described and published in Smithsonian Misc. Collect. Vol.50 on page 33 in 1907.[1]

Known species, according to Kew:[1]

Morkillia acuminata Rose & J.H.Painter
Morkillia mexicana (Moc. & Sessé ex DC.) Rose & J.H.Painter


"Morkillia Rose & J.H.Painter | Plants of the World Online | Kew Science". Plants of the World Online. Retrieved 27 May 2021.
Burkhardt, Lotte (2018). Verzeichnis eponymischer Pflanzennamen – Erweiterte Edition [Index of Eponymic Plant Names – Extended Edition] (pdf) (in German). Berlin: Botanic Garden and Botanical Museum, Freie Universität Berlin. doi:10.3372/epolist2018. ISBN 978-3-946292-26-5. Retrieved 1 January 2021.

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