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 5 genera and some 110 species of shrubs or trees from Tropical America and the Sandwich Islands.  Some genera included in Myrsinaceae in the past.  Represented in the Hortus by a single ornamental species.

Plants in this Family

  1. Jacquinia aurantiaca Ait.