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 120 genera and 650 species of shrubs, trees or often woody climbers, occasionally herbs, chiefly from tropical and sub-tropical regions, notably tropical America.  [FNSW].  Represented in the Hortus by 16 ornamental species.

Plants in this Family

  1. Tecomaria capensis (Thunb.) Spach.
  2. Tecoma stans (L.) Juss. ex H.B.&K.
  3. Spathodea species unidentified
  4. Pyrostegia venusta Miers
  5. Pandorea pandorana (Andr.) Steenis
  6. Pandorea jasminoides (Lindl.) K. Schum. var. alba
  7. Pandorea jasminoides (Lindl.) K. Schum.
  8. Heterophragma quadriloculare K.Schum.
  9. Eccremocarpus scaber Ruiz & Pav.
  10. Dolichandrone spathacea (L.f.) Schum.
  11. Distictis buccinatoria (DC.) A.H.Gentry
  12. Catalpa bignonioides Walt.
  13. Campsis radicans (L.) Seem.
  14. Campsis grandiflora K. Schum.
  15. Bignonia unguis-cati L.
  16. Bignonia capreolata L.
  17. Anemopaegma chamberlaynii Bureau & K.Schum.