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 8 genera and 180 species worldwide.  Herbaceous perennials with corms or tuberous rhizomes mostly from the tropical and temperate regions of the Southern Hemisphere.  [FNSW].  Represented in the Hortus by a single ornamental plant.

Plants in this Family

  1. Spiloxene capensis (L.) Garside