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Irvingia malayana
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Rosids
Order: Malpighiales
Family: Irvingiaceae
Exell & Mendonça[1]

Irvingiaceae is a family of flowering plants, consisting of 13 species in the 3 genera[2] Allantospermum, Irvingia and Klainedoxa. Desbordesia, formerly accepted is now included in Irvingia.

The family is named for the Scottish naval surgeon, Edward George Irving.[3]


  1. ^ Angiosperm Phylogeny Group (2009). "An update of the Angiosperm Phylogeny Group classification for the orders and families of flowering plants: APG III" (PDF). Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society. 161 (2): 105–121. doi:10.1111/j.1095-8339.2009.00996.x. Retrieved 2013-06-26. 
  2. ^ Christenhusz, M. J. M.; Byng, J. W. (2016). "The number of known plants species in the world and its annual increase". Phytotaxa. Magnolia Press. 261 (3): 201–217. doi:10.11646/phytotaxa.261.3.1. 
  3. ^ D. Gledhill. The Names of Plants. Cambridge University Press, 2008.