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 45 genera and 700 species of herbs, shrubs, climbers and trees from tropical and sub-tropical regions.  1 species, the Caper Bush, is of some economic importance.  [FNSW].  Represented in the Hortus by 3 ornamental species, and 2 species used to produce Capers and Caper Berries which were probably grown for this purpose.

Plants in this Family

  1. Ritchiea erecta Hook.f.
  2. Ritchiea arborescens
  3. Capparis spinosa L. var. inermis Tierra.
  4. Capparis mitchellii Lindl.
  5. Capparis arborea (F.Muell.) Maid.