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.

Orphium frutescens L. var. grandiflora

For a description of the species see Orphium frutescens L.  Grandiflora is probably identical to frutescens but may be a form with larger flowers.  In Prodromus Stirpium in Horto ad Chapel Allerton vigentium [p.137] Salisbury gives Chironia grandiflora as a synonym of Chironia frutescens L. without further elucidation.

Horticultural & Botanical History

No data.

History at Camden Park

The only record is a handwritten note in an 1850 catalogue in the Mitchell Library collection.  [MP A2947A].


Published Mar 06, 2009 - 01:24 PM | Last updated Mar 03, 2010 - 08:45 AM

Family Gentianaceae
Region of origin

South Africa

Common Name
Name in the Camden Park Record

Chironia grandiflora 

Confidence level high