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 up to 6-16 genera and 60-120 species, depending on the classification system used. Mainly trees and shrubs, rarely herbs, from northern temperate zones but also occurring in mountainous regions of tropical and sub-tropical regions with a few species in Australia [, RHSD].

Plants in this Family

  1. Cornus florida L.
  2. Cornus capitata Wall.