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 a single genus and about 40 species of shrubs or small trees, from tropical or sub-tropical regions of South East Asia and the Americas.  Represented in the Hortus by a single species.  Sometimes included in Schisandraceae.

Plants in this Family

  1. Illicium anisatum L.