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 9 genera and 12 species from Asia and North America.  Athrotaxis from Tasmania is included in the family by some authors.  Recent research has suggested that all but 1 genus, Sciadopitys, consisting of 1 species should be merged with Cupressaceae.  Represented in the Hortus by species from Asia and North America.  2 unidentified species of Arthrotaxis are also included in the Hortus but these are placed in Cupressaceae.

Plants in this Family

  1. Taxodium mucronatum Ten.
  2. Taxodium distichum (L.) Rich. var. nutans (Ait.) Endl.
  3. Taxodium distichum (L.) Rich.
  4. Sequoiadendron giganteum (Lindl.) J.Buchholz
  5. Sequoia sempervirens Endl.
  6. Pinus lanceolata Lamb.
  7. Cunninghamia lanceolata (Lamb.) Hook.f.
  8. Cryptomeria japonica D.Don var. lobbii
  9. Cryptomeria japonica D.Don