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 or 6 genera and some 400 species of mainly trees.  [RHSD].  Some species are of great economic importance particularly for timber.  Represented in the Hortus by a number of trees, particularly Oaks.

Plants in this Family

  1. Quercus virginiana Mill.
  2. Quercus velutina Lam.
  3. Quercus suber L.
  4. Quercus rugosa N
  5. Quercus robur L. var. sessiliflora
  6. Quercus robur L. var. fastigiata
  7. Quercus robur L. sssp. microcarpa
  8. Quercus robur L.
  9. Quercus polymorpha Schltdl. and Cham.
  10. Quercus palustris Münchh.
  11. Quercus marilandica Münchh.
  12. Quercus macrolepis Kotschy
  13. Quercus incana Roxb. non Bartr.
  14. Quercus ilex L.
  15. Quercus glauca Thunb.
  16. Quercus falcata Michx.
  17. Quercus coccinea M?nchh.
  18. Quercus cerris L.
  19. Quercus bicolor Willd.
  20. Quercus agrifolia N
  21. Nothofagus cunninghamii Oerst.
  22. Lithocarpus glaber (Thunb.) Nakai
  23. Lithocarpus elegans (Blume) Hatus. ex Soepadmo
  24. Fagus sylvatica L.
  25. Castanea sativa Mill.