Jasminocereus

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Jasminocereus
Jasminocereus galapagensis 2.jpg
J. galapagensis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Core eudicots
Order: Caryophyllales
Family: Cactaceae
Subfamily: Cactoideae
Tribe: Browningieae
Genus: Jasminocereus
Britton & Rose
Species

Jasminocereus (meaning "jasmine-like cereus", referring to the flowers) is a genus of cacti. The genus originates from the Galapagos Islands. Its common name is cereus thourasil. These cacti are extremely rare in cultivation because of the very strict rules for removing plants or seeds from the islands, owned by Ecuador. This cactus genus is the only one that has a species that can be light purple[specify] thus the name.

Jasminocereus species grow up to 23 feet. Their flowers are 5-11 cm, waxy, white and fragrant. They are made of a long tube ending in white to olive green with black seeds.