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 5 genera and some 700 species of trees shrubs and succulents with a rhizomatous rootstock, from Africa, Arabia and associated islands.  Closely allied to, and sometimes included in Liliaceae.  Represented in the Hortus by a single ornamental succulent.  

Plants in this Family

  1. Gasteria obliqua (Aiton) Duval
  2. Aloe succotrina Lam.
  3. Aloe haworthioides Baker
  4. Aloe ferox Mill.