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.

Escallonia claussenii Miq.

The only description I have found to date is in Latin in the Flora Brasiliensis by Carl Friedrich Philipp von Martius, August Wilhelm Eichler, and Ignatz Urban, vol.14, part 2, p.134/1840-1906.

Horticultural & Botanical History

No data.

History at Camden Park

Listed in the 1850 and 1857 catalogues [T.434/1850].  Obtained from Kew Gardens, brought out from England by Captain P. P. King in 1849.  Macarthur believed that it was new to the colony.  [ML A1980-3].  


Published Mar 14, 2009 - 05:25 PM | Last updated Mar 17, 2010 - 05:05 PM

An uncoloured lithograph showing 3 plants  with flowers and flower details.  Flora Brasiliensis vol.14, part 2, pl.36/1840-1906.

Escallonia claussenii Miq. | Flora Brasiliensis vol.14, part 2, pl.36/1840-1906 | BHL.  Claussenii is the plant on the right.

Family Escalloniaceae
Region of origin



Escallonia grandiflora Hort. Berol. ex Engl.

Common Name
Name in the Camden Park Record

Escallonia grandiflora

Confidence level high