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 53 genera and 1400 species of herbs, shrubs and trees from tropical and sub-tropical regions.  A number of species are of economic importance for fruit, such as Figs, Mulberries and Breadfruit, and other purposes.  [FNSW].  Represented in the Hortus by a number of ornamental species but also by edible fruit trees, the White Mulberry, important in silk production, and the Osage Orange, very useful as a hedging plant. 

Plants in this Family

  1. Morus nigra L.
  2. Morus alba L. var. multicaulis
  3. Morus alba L.
  4. Maclura pomifera (Raf.) Schneid. male and female
  5. Ficus sycomorus L.
  6. Ficus sagittata Vahl
  7. Ficus pumila L.
  8. Ficus macrophylla Desf.
  9. Ficus elastica Roxb.
  10. Ficus carica ‘White Ischia’
  11. Ficus carica ‘Smyrna’
  12. Ficus carica ‘Small blue from Provence’
  13. Ficus carica ‘Singleton Perpetual’
  14. Ficus carica ‘Nerii’
  15. Ficus carica ‘Large white Genoa’
  16. Ficus carica ‘Large white from Provence’
  17. Ficus carica ‘Green Ischia’
  18. Ficus carica ‘Figue Verte’
  19. Ficus carica ‘Brunswick’
  20. Ficus carica ‘Brown from Provence’
  21. Ficus carica ‘Black Ischia’
  22. Ficus carica L.
  23. Broussonetia papyrifera Vent.