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 about 18 genera and 1000 species of herbs, shrubs, small trees and twining climbers from around the world.  [FNSW].  Represented in the Hortus by 5 ornamental shrubs from South Africa.

Plants in this Family

  1. Polygala virgata Thunb. var. speciosa Harv.
  2. Polygala oppositifolia Thunb. var. latifolia Harv.
  3. Polygala oppositifolia Thunb. var. cordifolia
  4. Polygala myrtifolia L.
  5. Muraltia heisteria (L.) DC.