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 arborescent terrestrial ferns of 2 genera and some 250 species, chiefly from tropical regions.  [FNSW]. Represented in the Hortus by 4 species of tree fern found in the Illawarra region of New South Wales.  These ferns constituted an important part of the barter trade in plants between Camden Park and Europe, particularly England.

Plants in this Family

  1. Cyathea leichhardtiana (F.Muell.) Copel.
  2. Cyathea cooperi (Hook. ex F.Muell.) Domin
  3. Cyathea australis (R.Br.) Domin