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 2-3 genera and about 35 species of shrubs or small trees, widely distributed in sub-tropical and temperate regions.  [RHSD].  Represented in the Hortus by 3 species, 2 of which may have been of some utility.

Plants in this Family

  1. Myrica quercifolia L.
  2. Myrica cerifera L.
  3. Comptonia peregrina (L.) Coulter