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 30 genera and 2000 species of mainly shrubs, trees and climbers, chiefly from tropical and sub-tropical regions.  The family contains a number of species of economic importance for timber, e.g. Tulip Wood, and edible fruit, e.g. Lychee.  [FNSW].  Represented in the Hortus by 3 species, all of which may have been of some interest for properties other than ornament.

Plants in this Family

  1. Sapindus drummondii Hook. & Arn.
  2. Köelreuteria paniculata Laxm.
  3. Diploglottis australis (G.Don) Radlkf.