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. Owned by Ecuador, these cacti are extremely rare in cultivation because of the very strict rules for removing plants or seeds from the islands. This cactus is the only cactus that has a species that can be light purple[specify].