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 90 genera and and 3500 species of perennial or annual grass-like herbs, mostly from damp or swampy places.  [FNSW].  Represented in the Hortus by a single species, the Papyrus.  A number of species have been important in the past for constructing boats, making mats etc.

Plants in this Family

  1. Cyperus papyrus L.