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 12 genera and some 100 species of herbs and shrubs, sometimes climbing, rarely trees from tropical and sub-tropical regions, particularly South America.  [FNSW].  Represented in the Hortus by a single ornamental climber.

Plants in this Family

  1. Ercilla volubilis Juss.