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 5 genera and about 450 species of shrubs and trees, mainly from tropical and sub-tropical regions.  Some species are of economic importance for timber, e.g. Ebony or fruit, e.g. Persimmon.  [FNSW].  Represented in the Hortus by 4 trees and shrubs.

Plants in this Family

  1. Royena villosa L.
  2. Diospyros lotus L.
  3. Diospyros ebenum Koenig ex Retz.
  4. Diospyros cupulosa (F.Muell.) F.Muell.