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

Irvingiaceae is a family of flowering plants, consisting of 20 species in the 3 genera Desbordesia, Irvingia and Klainedoxa.

The family is named for the Scottish naval surgeon, Edward George Irving.[2]


  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. ^ D. Gledhill. The Names of Plants. Cambridge University Press, 2008.