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 and shrubs from warm temperate regions consisting of 6 genera and some 750 species. [FNSW]. The family includes a few species of economic importance.  Represented in the Hortus by two plants.

Plants in this Family

  1. Dioscorea elephantipes (L’Hérit.) Engl.
  2. Dioscorea alata L.