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 some 20 genera and 250 species of annual or perennial succulent herbs or subshrubs from around the world, sometimes with a tuberous root.  [FNSW].  Represented in the Hortus by a number of ornamental species.

Plants in this Family

  1. Portulaca thellusonii Lindl.
  2. Portulaca grandiflora ‘Splendens’
  3. Portulaca grandiflora unknown variety
  4. Calandrinia discolor Lindl.
  5. Calandrinia ciliata DC. var. menziesii .