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 7 genera and some 2000 species of herbs and shrubs, rarely trees, predominantly from tropical regions [RHSD,].  Represented in the Hortus by a single species, the pepper vine.

Plants in this Family

  1. Piper nigrum L.