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 44 genera and 1000 species of herbs and shrubs or trees, mainly from tropical regions.  The sub-family Hypericoideae, which includes Hypericum, is sometimes included as a separate family, Hypericaceae.  [FNSW].  Represented in the Hortus by 2 species of Hypericum.

Plants in this Family

  1. Hypericum olympicum L.
  2. Hypericum calycinum L.