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 2 genera and some 30 species of evergreen trees mainly from Tropical America.  [RHSD].  The family contains a few plants with edible fruit of some economic importance.  Represented in the Hortus by a single species, the Papaya.

Plants in this Family

  1. Carica papaya L.