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.

Capparis mitchellii Lindl.

Half hardy, much branched shrub or small tree with ovate leaves, to 6cm, and white flowers, to 5cm diameter, followed by edible fruits, to 5cm diameter.  To 5m.  The fruit is edible but not particularly palatable.  [RHSD, FNSW].

Horticultural & Botanical History

No data.

History at Camden Park

Listed in the 1850 and 1857 catalogues only [T.281/1850].  Probably obtained locally by Macarthur.


Published Mar 03, 2009 - 05:07 PM | Last updated Jul 16, 2010 - 01:46 PM

Family Capparaceae
Region of origin

Australia, including NSW

  • Busbeckea mitchellii F.Muell.
Common Name

Wild orange, Native orange

Name in the Camden Park Record

Capparis Mitchellii

Confidence level high