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 only 2 genera and 15 species of shrubs or trees, all from tropical and southern Africa.  [FNSW].  Represented in the Hortus by 2 species of Honey Bush.

Plants in this Family

  1. Melianthus minor L.
  2. Melianthus major L.