Edward Irving (plant collector)
Dr Edward George Irving RN (1816–1855) was a Scottish surgeon who served in the Royal Navy. He was also a collector of plants, and the plant family Irvingiaceae, and genus Irvingia are named after him.
Marriage and Family
Their children were Edward Arthur Irving, who became an archdeacon in Canada, Minnie Irving, and John Henry Irving.
- D. Gledhill. The Names of Plants. Cambridge University Press, 2008.
- The Gentleman's Magazine, vol. 30, p. 421. July, 1848.
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