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 32 genera and 2500 species of shrubs and trees, rarly twining hemiparasitic herbs, mainly from tropical and sub-tropical regions of South East Asia and South America.  An economically important family with a number of species producing aromatic oils, edible fruits, spices or timber.  [FNSW].  Represented in the Hortus by 7 species of ornamental trees and shrubs, some of considerable utility.

Plants in this Family

  1. Persea borbonia (L.) Spreng.
  2. Laurus species unidentified
  3. Laurus nobilis L.
  4. Cryptocarya species unidentified
  5. Cinnamomum zeylanicum Blume
  6. Cinnamomum camphora (L.) Nees & Eberm.