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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.

Australian Natives

All of these plants will also appear in one of the Camden Park catalogue categories.

Alyxia species unidentified

These are possibly tropical Australian species collected by Dr. Leichardt.  Alyxia is a genus of about 80, mostly tropical shrubs with small, white, usually sweet-scented, five-petalled flowers resembling propellers, followed by glossy, orange or red fruits.  There are 9 species in Australia, 3 of which, Alyxia buxifolia, A. ruscifolia and A. spicata are in cultivation.  [Wrigley].  

Angophora hispida (Sm.) Blaxell

Erect to spreading Mallee or small tree with peeling greyish bark and grey-green leaves, purplish when young, heart-shaped at the base and with wavy, scalloped margins, and corymb-like cymes of 3-7 creamy-white flowers in summer.  To 8m  [RHSE, Beadle, FNSW].

Anopterus glandulosus Labill.

Half-hardy shrub or small tree with lance-shaped, toothed, leathery leaves and terminal racemes of  white, bell-shaped flowers followed by winged seeds.  To 3m.  [RHSD, Hortus].

Antidesma ghaesembilla Gaertn.

Small tree with a short trunk, curved branches, simple, alternate, oval or oblong leaves, to 8cm, velvety underneath, and axillary flower spikes bearing apetalous flowers.  To 8m.  [www.mekonginfo.org].

Araucaria bidwillii Hook.

Frost-tender evergreen conical tree with whorled branches, becoming rounded as the lower branches are lost on maturing, flattened, spreading, lance-shaped leaves, to 5cm long, spirally arranged when young, to 3cm long, twisted and overlapping when mature, spherical female cones, to 27cm long, and smaller, cylindrical male cones.  To 45m.  [RHSE, Hortus, Blombery]. 

Araucaria cunninghamii D.Don

Frost-tender evergreen conical or columnar tree with whorled branches with characteristic tufts of young shoots at the tips and sides, spirally-arranged, needle-like young leaves, crowded, overlapping mature leaves, and ovoid female cones, to 10cm long, with smaller, cylindrical male cones.  To 50m.  [RHSE, Hortus, FNSW].

Archontophoenix alexandrae F.Muell.

A small palm with a slender, columnar trunk, ringed with old leaf scars, pinnate, short-stalked leaves, to 2.5m long, composed of many linear leaflets, and nodding panicles, to 60cm long, of fragrant, greenish-white flowers in summer, followed by ovoid, bright red fruit, to 2cm across.  To 12m.  [RHSD, Hortus].

Archontophoenix cunninghamiana H.Wendl. & Drude

A slender-stemmed palm with a ringed trunk and arching pinnate leaves, to 4m long, and pendant racemes of small lilac flowers followed by ovoid red fruit.  To 20m.  [RHSE, Hortus, Beadle].  ‘The palm commonly planted as Seaforthia elegans (in the USA) is Archontophoenix cunninghamiana.’  [Hortus Second]. 

Asplenium australasicum (Smith) Hook.

Large, usually epiphytic fern with simple, stiff, erect, bright green fronds arranged in a circular form to resemble a large bird’s nest.  [RHSD, Hortus, FNSW].

Atherosperma moschatum Labill.

Frost hardy, conical, evergreen tree with lance-shaped, nutmeg-scented leaves and solitary, saucer-shaped, fragrant, creamy white flowers, produced from the upper leaf axils in early spring.  To 6m.  [RHSE, Hilliers', FNSW, Beadle].

Athrotaxis cupressoides D.Don

Athrotaxus is a genus of two species of Tasmanian conifers although a number of hybrids were given specific status in the early literature.  Athrotaxis cupressoides D.Don is a small erect tree with small, dark-green, scale-like leaves pressed close to the stems.  To 10m.  [RHSD, Hortus, Hilliers', APNI]. 

Athrotaxis selaginoides D.Don

Athrotaxus is a genus of two species of Tasmanian conifers although a number of hybrids were given specific status in the early literature.  Athrotaxis selaginoides D.Don is usually a small to medium tree, although the largest of the genus.  Leaves pointed, to 12mm long with glaucous bands above.  To 30m.  [RHSD, Hortus, Hilliers', APNI]. 

Athrotaxis selaginoides D.Don

Athrotaxus is a genus of two species of Tasmanian conifers although a number of hybrids were given specific status in the early literature.  Athrotaxis selaginoides D.Don is usually a small to medium tree, although the largest of the genus.  Leaves pointed, to 12mm long with glaucous bands above.  To 30m.  [RHSD, Hortus, Hilliers', APNI].

Athrotaxis x laxifolia Hook.

Athrotaxus is a genus of two species of Tasmanian conifers although a number of hybrids were given specific status in the early literature.  Athrotaxis x laxifolia Hook. is a hybrid, the parents being Athrotaxis selaginoides and Athrotaxis cupressoides.  Such hybrid individuals are widespread although not common in areas where the two parent species occur, and the name Athrotaxis laxifolia has been widely used for these.  [APNI].  Similar to Athrotaxis cupressoides but of laxer habit and usually somewhat larger.  [RHSD, Hortus, Hilliers', APNI]. 

Bauera rubioides Andr.

Frost tender, mat-forming to low, spreading, bushy, evergreen shrub with 3-palmate, deep green leaves and solitary, bowl-shaped, pink or white flowers, on long stalks from the upper leaf axils, from spring to summer.  To 3m.  [RHSE, Hilliers', Hortus, FNSW].

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