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 8 genera and some 150 species of shrubs and trees from tropical and temperate regions.  Sometimes placed in Grossulariaceae or Saxifragaceae.  [FNSW].  Represented in the Hortus by a small number of ornamentals from Australia and South America.

Plants in this Family

  1. Polyosma cunninghamii Benn.
  2. Escallonia rubra (Ruiz. & Pav.) Pers.
  3. Escallonia montevidensis DC.
  4. Escallonia laevis (Vell.) Sleum.
  5. Escallonia claussenii Miq.
  6. Anopterus glandulosus Labill.