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 predominantly bulbous plants from all over the world including some 85 genera and 1100 species.  A very important family of plants in the history of the Camden Park gardens, represented in the Hortus by a wide range of ornamental plants from around the world, including Australia.  See also the essay on The Family Amaryllidaceae at Camden Park.

Plants in this Family

  1. Zephyranthes rosea Lindl.
  2. Zephyranthes minuta (Kunth) D.Dietr.
  3. Zephyranthes lindleyana Herb.
  4. Zephyranthes drummondii D.Don
  5. Zephyranthes candida (Lindl.) Herb.
  6. Zephyranthes atamasco (L.) Herb.
  7. x Amarygia parkeri ‘Blando-Josephiniana’
  8. x Amarygia parkeri ‘Ameliae’
  9. Sternbergia lutea (L.) Ker-Gawl. ex Spreng.
  10. Stenomesson miniatum (Herb.) Ravenna
  11. Sprekelia formosissima (L.) Herb.
  12. Scadoxus puniceus (L.) Friis & I.Nordal
  13. Scadoxus multiflorus (Martyn) Raf. subsp. multiflorus
  14. Scadoxus multiflorus (Martyn) Raf.
  15. Rhodophiala advena (Ker-Gawl.) Traub
  16. Proiphys cunninghamii (Aiton ex Lindl.) Mabb.
  17. Proiphys amboinensis (L.) Herb.
  18. Phycella herbertianum Lindl.
  19. Phycella cyrtanthoides (Sims) Lindl.
  20. Nerine undulata Herb.
  21. Nerine sarniensis Herb.
  22. Nerine laticoma (Ker Gawl.) T.Durand & Schinz
  23. Nerine humilis (Jacq.) Herb.
  24. Nerine flexuosa Herb.
  25. Nerine curvifolia (Jacq.) Herb.
  26. Narcissus x odorus L.
  27. Narcissus x medioluteus Mill.
  28. Narcissus x incomparabilis Mill. var. pale yellow
  29. Narcissus x incomparabilis Mill. var. ‘Flore pleno’
  30. Narcissus x incomparabilis Mill.
  31. Narcissus x compressus Haw. var. primulina
  32. Narcissus x compressus Haw. subsp. bifrons
  33. Narcissus viridiflorus Schousb.
  34. Narcissus varieties unidentified
  35. Narcissus tazetta ‘Soleil d’Or’
  36. Narcissus tazetta ‘Grand Prince’
  37. Narcissus tazetta subsp. tazetta ‘Flore pleno’
  38. Narcissus tazetta subsp. tazetta var. ‘Trewianus’
  39. Narcissus tazetta subsp. tazetta var. floribundus
  40. Narcissus tazetta subsp. tazetta L. dark cup
  41. Narcissus tazetta subsp. tazetta L.
  42. Narcissus tazetta subsp. italicus (Ker-Gawl.) Baker
  43. Narcissus tazetta L. subsp. tazetta ‘Baselman minor’
  44. Narcissus tazetta L.
  45. Narcissus pseudonarcissus subsp. major (Curtis) Baker
  46. Narcissus pseudonarcissus L.
  47. Narcissus poeticus L. subsp. radiiflorus (Salisb.) Baker
  48. Narcissus poeticus L.
  49. Narcissus papyraceus Ker-Gawl.
  50. Narcissus jonquilla L. var. flore pleno
  51. Narcissus jonquilla L.
  52. Narcissus bulbocodium L.
  53. Lycoris radiata (L’Hér.) Herb.
  54. Lycoris aurea (L’Hér.) Herb.
  55. Leucojum vernum L.
  56. Leucojum aestivum L.
  57. Ismene narcissiflora (Jacq.) M.Roem.
  58. Ismene amancaes (Ruiz & Pav.) Herb.
  59. Hymenocallis rotata (Ker-Gawl.) Herb.
  60. Hymenocallis littoralis (Jacq.) Salisb.
  61. Hymenocallis glauca (Herb.) Bak.
  62. Hymenocallis caribaea (L.) Herb.
  63. Hippeastrum x splendens Herb.
  64. Hippeastrum x johnsoni Hort.
  65. Hippeastrum vittatum (L’Hér.) Herb. var. superbum
  66. Hippeastrum vittatum (L’Hér.) Herb.
  67. Hippeastrum verticilata unidentified
  68. Hippeastrum striatum (Lam.) H.E.Moore
  69. Hippeastrum splendido-vittatum
  70. Hippeastrum splendido-pulverelentum
  71. Hippeastrum species yellowish brown
  72. Hippeastrum species pale orange
  73. Hippeastrum species dark crimson
  74. Hippeastrum reginae (L.) Herb.
  75. Hippeastrum puniceum (Lam.) Voss
  76. Hippeastrum pulverelento-vittatum
  77. Hippeastrum psittacinum (Ker-Gawl.) Herb.
  78. Hippeastrum coronata unidentified
  79. Hippeastrum breviflorum Herb.
  80. Hippeastrum aulicum (Ker-Gawl.) Herb.
  81. Habranthus tubispathus (L’Hér.) Traub
  82. Habranthus species red
  83. Habranthus species orange no.2
  84. Habranthus species orange
  85. Habranthus robustus Herb. ex Sweet
  86. Griffinia hyacinthina Ker Gawl.
  87. Gethylus species unidentified
  88. Cyrtanthus obovatus unidentified
  89. Cyrtanthus elatus (Jacq.) Traub
  90. Cybistetes longifolia (L.) Milne-Redh. & Schweik.
  91. Crossyne guttata (L.) D. & U.Müller-Doblies
  92. Crinum zeylanicum L. var. ornatum
  93. Crinum zeylanicum L.
  94. Crinum x augustum Roxb.
  95. Crinum x amabile Donn
  96. Crinum variabile (Jacq.) Herb.
  97. Crinum species South West Interior no.2
  98. Crinum species South West Interior no.1
  99. Crinum species North West Coast
  100. Crinum species North Coast
  101. Crinum species Liverpool Plains (Macquariense?)
  102. Crinum species Cape of Good Hope
  103. Crinum scabro-pedunculatum ‘Thisbe’
  104. Crinum scabro-pedunculatum ‘Helen’
  105. Crinum scabro-pedunculatum ‘Dido’
  106. Crinum scabro-pedunculatum ‘Cleopatra’
  107. Crinum scabro-pedunculatum ‘Augusta’
  108. Crinum scabro-pedunculatum no.5
  109. Crinum scabro-Macleayi no.9
  110. Crinum scabro-Macleayi no.8
  111. Crinum scabro-Macleayi no.7
  112. Crinum scabro-Macleayi no.6
  113. Crinum scabro-Macleayi no.5
  114. Crinum scabro-Macleayi no.4
  115. Crinum scabro-Macleayi no.2
  116. Crinum scabro-Macleayi no.11
  117. Crinum scabro-Macleayi no.10
  118. Crinum scabro-Macleayi no.1
  119. Crinum scabro-capense
  120. Crinum pedunculatum R.Br.  var. brachyandrum
  121. Crinum pedunculatum R.Br.
  122. Crinum pedunculato-capense
  123. Crinum macleayi Hort.
  124. Crinum lineare L.f.
  125. Crinum jagus (J.Thomps.) Dandy
  126. Crinum flaccidum Herb.
  127. Crinum flaccido-capense
  128. Crinum erubescens L.f ex Aiton var. loddigesianum
  129. Crinum erubescens (L.f) Aiton
  130. Crinum canaliculatum Roxb.
  131. Crinum bulbispermum (Burm.f.) Milne-Redh. & Shweick. var. longiflora
  132. Crinum bulbispermum (Burm.f.) Milne-Redh. & Shweick.
  133. Crinum americanum L.
  134. Crinum americano-macleayi
  135. Crinum americano-flaccidum
  136. Crinum americano-capense
  137. Coburgia splendens Herb.
  138. Clivia nobilis Lindl.
  139. Clinanthus incarnatus (Kunth) Meerow
  140. Chlidanthus fragrans Herb.
  141. Calostemma purpureum R.Br. var. luteum
  142. Calostemma purpureum R.Br. var. cunninghamii
  143. Calostemma purpureum R.Br. var. carneum (Lindl.) Benth.
  144. Calostemma purpureum R.Br. var. bronze
  145. Calostemma purpureum R.Br.
  146. Brunsvigia striata (Jacq.) Ait.
  147. Brunsvigia species
  148. Brunsvigia orientalis (L.) Ait. ex Eck.
  149. Brunsvigia josephinae (Delile) Ker-Gawl.
  150. Boophone toxicaria Herb.
  151. Boophone disticha (L.f.) Herb.
  152. Amaryllis belladonna L. var. blanda
  153. Amaryllis belladonna L.
  154. Acis autumnalis (L.) Sweet