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 about 10 genera and 400 species of shrubs and trees, widespread in tropical and sub-tropical regions except for Africa.  Timber from some species is used for decorative timber work.  [FNSW].  Represented in the Hortus by a single ornamental tree.

Plants in this Family

  1. Sloanea monosperma Vell.