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 140 genera and 2300 species of usually succulent annual and perennial herbs and shrubs, chiefly from Africa, but also found in America and Australia.  [FNSW].  Represented in the Hortus by a number of ornamentals from south Africa.  But the family also contains the rare Australian genus Macarthuria, named for Sir William Macarthur.

Plants in this Family

  1. Ruschia maxima (Haw.) L.Bolus
  2. Mesembryanthemum species unidentified [2]
  3. Mesembryanthemum species unidentified [1]
  4. Mesembryanthemum crystallinum L.
  5. Lampranthus multiradiatus (Jacq.) N.E.Brown
  6. Lampranthus glaucus (L.) N.E.Br.
  7. Lampranthus emarginatus N.E.Br.
  8. Lampranthus aurantiacus (DC.) Schwantes
  9. Drosanthemum flavum (Haw.) Schwantes
  10. Drosanthemum candens (Haw.) Schwantes
  11. Dorotheanthus apetalus (L.f.) N.E.Br.
  12. Aptenia cordifolia (L.f.) Schwantes