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 80 genera and 1780 species of shrubs or trees, widespread in the Southern Hemisphere, many in Australia, with a few genera extending into the Northern Hemisphere.  A handful of species are of some economic importance, e.g. Macadamia Nut and some species useful for their timber. [FNSW].  Represented in the Hortus by a handful of ornamental trees and shrubs, mostly from Australia.

Plants in this Family

  1. Telopea speciosissima (Sm.) R.Br.
  2. Protea speciosa L.
  3. Protea species unidentified
  4. Protea rosacea L.
  5. Protea repens L.
  6. Petrophile diversifolia R.Br.
  7. Leucadendron argenteum R.Br.
  8. Grevillea robusta A.Cunn. ex R.Br.
  9. Grevillea longifolia R.Br.
  10. Grevillea caleyi R.Br.
  11. Grevillea banksii R.Br. var. fosteri