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 aromatic annual or perennial herbs consisting of some 12 genera and 50 species from tropical regions, particularly from Africa to Australia.  [FNSW].  Represented in the Hortus by a single ornamental species.

Plants in this Family

  1. Martynia fragrans Lindl.