Morina longifolia
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Dipsacales
Family: Morinaceae


Morinaceae is a family of plants in the order Dipsacales. The Genus Morina has also been included in family Dipsacaceae. Currently three genera are listed in this family:

A. alba, A. albus, A. delavayi, A. nepalensis.
  • Cryptothladia
C. chinensis, C. chlorantha, C. kokonorica, C. polyphylla
M. couteriana, M. longifolia, M. persica
M. longifolia has the common names "whorl flower" and "Persian steppe flower." This species has cultivars: M. delavaya and M. wallichii.


  • Cannon MJ, Cannon JFM. 1984. A revision of the Morinaceae (Magnoliophyta-Dipsacales). vol. 12. Bull. Brit. Mus. (Nat. Hist.) Bot., 35p.
  • Bell, C. D. & M. J. Donoghue. 2003. Phylogeny of Morinaceae (Dipsacales) based on nuclear and chloroplast DNA sequences. Organisms, Diversity, & Evolution 3:227-237.

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