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 300 genera and 5000 species of herbs, shrubs and trees, occasionally climbers, chiefly from tropical and sub-tropical regions.  Products obtained  from a number of species are of significant economic importance, for example rubber, castor oil, tung oil and bitter cassava.  [FNSW].  Represented in the Hortus by a number of ornamental species and by 2 plants possibly introduced to test their utility.

Plants in this Family

  1. Sapium sebiferum (L.) Roxb.
  2. Pseudanthus species unidentified
  3. Pseudanthus species unidentified
  4. Phyllanthus emblica L.
  5. Pedilanthus tithymaloides (L.) Poit.
  6. Euphorbia pulcherrima Willd. ex Klotzsch
  7. Euphorbia milii Des Moul cv. splendens (Bojer ex Hook.) Ursch & Leandri.
  8. Euphorbia heterophylla L. var. cyathophora (Murr.) Boiss.
  9. Euphorbia fulgens Karw. ex Klotzsch
  10. Breynia nivosa Small
  11. Antidesma ghaesembilla Gaertn.