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 65 genera and 1100 species of shrubs and trees, mainly from tropical and sub-tropical regions.  One species, the Cocoa tree, is of considerable economic importance, others are used locally for timber.  [FNSW].  Represented in the Hortus by a number of ornamental trees, principally from Australia.

Plants in this Family

  1. Sterculia foetida L.
  2. Riedlea tiliifolia DC.
  3. Firmiana simplex W.F.Wight
  4. Dombeya wallichii (Lindl.) K.Schum.
  5. Commersonia echinata Forst.
  6. Chiranthodendron pentadactylon Larreat.
  7. Brachychiton rupestris (Mitch. ex Lindl.) K.Schum.
  8. Brachychiton populneus (Schott & Endl.) R.Br.
  9. Brachychiton bidwillii Hook.
  10. Brachychiton australis (Schott. & Endl.) A.Terracc.
  11. Brachychiton acerifolius (A.Cunn. ex G.Don) Macarthur & C.Moore