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.


The largest of all plant families, represented by some 850 genera and 25,000 species of perennial, terrestrial, epiphytic, epilithic and climbing herbs.  [FNSW].  Represented in the Hortus by ornamental species from around the world but predominantly native Australian species.

Plants in this Family

  1. Zygopetalum mackaii Hook.
  2. Vanilla planifolia Andr.
  3. Stanhopea tigrina Batem. ex Lindl.
  4. Stanhopea insignis Frost
  5. Stanhopea grandiflora (Lodd.) Lindl.
  6. Spiranthes sinensis (Pers.) Ames
  7. Spathoglottis fortunei Lindl.
  8. Sarcochilus olivaceus Lindl.
  9. Sarcochilus hillii F.Muell.
  10. Sarcochilus falcatus R.Br.
  11. Rossioglossum grande (Lindl.) Garay & G.C.Kenn.
  12. Renanthera coccinea Lour.
  13. Pholidota imbricata (Roxb.) Lindl.
  14. Phalaenopsis amabilis (L.) Blume var. grandiflora
  15. Phaius tankervilleae (Banks ex L’Hér.) Blume
  16. Phaius maculatus Lindl.
  17. Phaius australis F.Muell.
  18. Peristeria pendula Hook.
  19. Peristeria elata Lindl.
  20. Paphiopedilum venustum (Wall.) Pfitzer
  21. Paphiopedilum purpuratum (Lindl.) Stein.
  22. Paphiopedilum insigne (Wall. ex Lind.) Pfitzer
  23. Paphiopedilum barbatum (Lindl.) Pfitzer
  24. Orchid species unidentified no.3
  25. Oncidium leucochilum Batem. ex Lindl.
  26. Oncidium lanceanum Lindl.
  27. Oncidium cavendishianum Batem.
  28. Oberonia iridifolia Lindl.
  29. Microtis unifolia (Forst.f.) Reichb.f.
  30. Maxillaria species unidentified [2]
  31. Maxillaria species unidentified [1]
  32. Lyperanthus suaveolens R.Br.
  33. Lycaste skinneri Lindl.
  34. Lycaste cruenta Lind.
  35. Lissochilus streptopetalus Lindl.
  36. Liparis reflexa (R.Br.) Lindl.
  37. Laelia crispa (Lindl.) Rchb.f.
  38. Laelia anceps Lind.
  39. Habenaria susannae R.Br.
  40. Gongora galeata Rchb.f. var. loddidgesii Autran & Durand
  41. Epidendrum ciliare L.
  42. Encyclia cochleata (L.) Leme
  43. Dipodium punctatum (Sm.) R.Br.
  44. Dendrobium tetragonum A.Cunn.
  45. Dendrobium teretifolium R.Br. variety
  46. Dendrobium teretifolium R.Br.
  47. Dendrobium speciosum Sm.
  48. Dendrobium species unidentified
  49. Dendrobium schoeninum Lindl.
  50. Dendrobium ruscifolium [Macarthur]
  51. Dendrobium rex M.A.Clem. & D.L.Jones
  52. Dendrobium ochreatum Lindl.
  53. Dendrobium nobile Lindl.
  54. Dendrobium loddigesii Rolfe
  55. Dendrobium linguiforme Sw.
  56. Dendrobium kingianum Bidwill ex Lindl.
  57. Dendrobium gibsonii Paxt.
  58. Dendrobium fimbriatum Hook.
  59. Dendrobium devonianum Paxt.
  60. Dendrobium cucumerinum Macleay ex Lindl.
  61. Dendrobium albosanguineum Lindl. & Paxt.
  62. Dendrobium aemulum R.Br.
  63. Cyrtopodium punctatum (L.) Lindl.
  64. Cymbidium suave R.Br.
  65. Cymbidium simulans Rolfe
  66. Cymbidium canaliculatum R.Br.
  67. Cryptostylis subulata (Labill.) Reichb.f.
  68. Cattleya skinneri Batem.
  69. Cattleya forbsii Lindl.
  70. Catasetum viridi-flavum Hook.
  71. Catasetum macrocarpum Rich. ex Kunth
  72. Calochilus robertsonii Benth.
  73. Calanthe triplicata (Willemet) Ames
  74. Caladenia testacea R.Br.
  75. Caladenia filamentosa R.Br.
  76. Caladenia dimorpha Fitzg.
  77. Caladenia cucullata Fitzg.
  78. Caladenia arenaria Fitzg.
  79. Bulbophyllum minutissimum F.Muell.
  80. Bulbophyllum elisae (F.Muell.) Benth.
  81. Bifrenaria harrisoniae (Hook.) Reichb.f.
  82. Aerides crispum Lindl.