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 85 genera and 2000 species of herbs, shrubs and trees, widely spread around the world.  It contains a small number of plants of economical importance, such as Cotton and Hemp.  [FNSW]  Represented in the Hortus by many ornamental plants, most notably Hibiscus.

Plants in this Family

  1. Thespesia populnea (L.) Correa
  2. Pavonia coccinea Cav.
  3. Malope trifida Cav.
  4. Lavatera trimestris L. var. alba
  5. Lagunaria patersonia (Andr.) G.Don
  6. Kydia calycina Roxb.
  7. Hibiscus x sydneyi [Bidwill]
  8. Hibiscus venusta-mutabilis [Macarthur]
  9. Hibiscus syriacus L. var. violacea simplici
  10. Hibiscus syriacus L. var. purpurea plena
  11. Hibiscus syriacus L. var. alba simplex
  12. Hibiscus splendens Fras. ex Graham
  13. Hibiscus species unidentified
  14. Hibiscus rosa sinensis L. var. variegata
  15. Hibiscus rosa sinensis L. var. variabilis
  16. Hibiscus rosa sinensis L. var. rubra
  17. Hibiscus rosa sinensis L. var. lutea
  18. Hibiscus rosa sinensis L. var. from Tahiti
  19. Hibiscus rosa sinensis L. var. florepleno
  20. Hibiscus rosa sinensis L. var. flava
  21. Hibiscus rosa sinensis L.
  22. Hibiscus pedunculatus L.f.
  23. Hibiscus mutabilis L. var. florepleno
  24. Hibiscus mutabilis L.
  25. Hibiscus moscheutos Welw. ex Hiern. ssp. palustris (L.) R.T.Clausen
  26. Hibiscus moschato-speciosus [Bidwill]
  27. Hibiscus liliiflorus-rosa-sinensis [Bidwill]
  28. Hibiscus liliiflorus Cav.
  29. Hibiscus huegelii Endl. var. grossulariifolius (Miq.) Benth.
  30. Hibiscus heterophyllus-puniceus [Macarthur]
  31. Hibiscus cannabinus L. var. lindleyi
  32. Althaea rosea (L.) Cav.
  33. Althaea officinalis L.
  34. Abutilon venosum Lem.
  35. Abutilon pictum (Gillies ex Hook.) Walp.
  36. Abutilon grandifolium (Willd.) Sweet
  37. Abutilon bedfordianum St.Hil.
  38. Abelmoschus moschatus Medik. var. florepleno
  39. Abelmoschus moschatus Medik.
  40. Abelmoschus manihot (L.) Medik.