Colin Mills, compiler of the Hortus Camdenensis, died in late November 2012 after a short illness. As he always considered the Hortus his legacy, it is his family's intention to keep the site running in perpetuity. It will not, however, be updated in the near future.


A family of 4 genera and some 20 species of shrubs or small trees from tropical regions.  [RHSD].  One species is of some economic importance as the source of the red colouring Annatto.  Represented in the Hortus by the Anatto Tree.

Plants in this Family

  1. Bixa orellana L.