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 herbs, climbers, shrubs and some leafless parasites, the Dodders.  It consists of some 55 genera and 1650 species from around the world, including 1 species, the Sweet Potato, of considerable economic importance.  [FNSW].  Represented in the Hortus by a number of ornamental species, mainly climbers.  A number of species are naturalised in Australia and a few are significant weeds.

Plants in this Family

  1. Ipomoea tricolor Cav.
  2. Ipomoea quamoclit L.
  3. Ipomoea purpurea (L.) Roth. var. violacea
  4. Ipomoea purpurea (L.) Roth var. major
  5. Ipomoea pes-caprae (L.) R.Br. subsp. brasiliensis (L.) Ootstr.
  6. Ipomoea indica (Burm.f.) Merr.
  7. Ipomoea horsfalliae Hook.
  8. Ipomoea hederacea Jacq. var. grandiflora
  9. Ipomoea hederacea Jacq. var. dillenii
  10. Ipomoea hederacea Jacq.
  11. Ipomoea coccinea var. luteola (Jacq.) House
  12. Ipomoea coccinea L.
  13. Ipomoea carnea Jacq. subsp. fistulosa (Mart. ex Choisy) D.Austin
  14. Ipomoea cairica (L.) Sw.
  15. Ipomoea brownii Roem. & Schult.
  16. Ipomoea alba L.
  17. Convolvulus tricolor L.
  18. Convolvulus althaeoides L.
  19. Calystegia hederacea Wall. var. flore pleno