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.

Schinus polygama (Cav.) Cabrera var. longifolia Fenzl. ex Engl.

For a description of the species see Schinus polygama (Cav.) Cabrera.  ‘The species now figured [Duvaua longifolia] differs from D. dependens in its leaves not being at all serrated, and decidedly narrowed, not widened, to the base; and also in having very short corymbs of flowers. […] It is much hardier than any of the others, having stood against an exposed wall in the hard winter, 1837-8, when all the others were either killed to the ground or entirely destroyed.’  [BR f.59/1843].  

Horticultural & Botanical History

Duvaua longifolia was introduced to Britain in 1835.  [JD].

History at Camden Park

Listed in the 1845, 1850 and 1857 catalogues [T.400/1845].


Published Mar 13, 2009 - 05:18 PM | Last updated Mar 16, 2010 - 04:46 PM

Shown are the oblong leaves and tiny, whitish flowers in short axillary racemes.  Botanical Register f.59, 1843.

Schinus dependens Orteg. longifolia | BR f.59/1843 | BHL

Family Anacardiaceae
Region of origin


  • Schinus dependens Orteg. var. longifolia
  • Duvaua longifolia Lindl.
  • Schinus longifolius (Lindl.) Speg.
Common Name

Long-leafed Huigan

Name in the Camden Park Record

Duvaua longifolia 

Confidence level high