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 some 8 genera and 370 species from the Americas.  Mostly large rosette herbs or trees often with succulent leaves.  [FNSW]. Agavaceae is now often included in the family Asparagaceae but is considere d separately here.


Plants in this Family

  1. Yucca gloriosa L.
  2. Yucca glauca Nutt.
  3. Yucca flaccida Haw. var. glaucescens Trel.
  4. Yucca filamentosa L.
  5. Yucca bowieana [Macarthur]
  6. Yucca aloifolia L. var. draconis (L.) Engelm.
  7. Yucca aloifolia L. var. crenulata
  8. Yucca aloifolia L.
  9. Polianthes tuberosa L. var. flore pleno
  10. Polianthes tuberosa L.
  11. Polianthes geminiflora (Lex.) Rose
  12. Furcraea foetida (L.) Haw.
  13. Dracaena species unknown
  14. Cordyline baueri Hook.f.
  15. Cordyline australis Hook.f.
  16. Agave boscii (Hornem.) ined.
  17. Agave americana L. marginata
  18. Agave americana L.