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 3 genera and some 320 species of dioecious climbers from tropical and temperate regions.  [FNSW].  Represented in the Hortus by 2 climbers, one of which may have been imported for its Sarsaparilla flavouring and medicinal properties. 

Plants in this Family

  1. Smilax lanceolata L.
  2. Smilax glauca Walter