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 3-4 genera and some 35 species of herbaceous plants from South East Asia and northern Australasia with 1 species in North America.  Most genera were previously classified in Roxburghiaceae.  [RHSD and others].  Represented in the Hortus by a single species.

Plants in this Family

  1. Stemona tuberosa Lour.