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.


Submerged or emergent aquatic perennials.  The family consists of a single genus and some 45 species, mostly from Africa and Madagascar but 4 species are native to Australia. [FNSW]. Represented in the Hortus by a single South African species.

Plants in this Family

  1. Aponogeton distachyos L.f.