Brachycereus nesioticus (Lava Cactus) is a clump-forming cactus with cylindrical stems that grows up to 2 feet (60 cm) tall. The stems are…
Brachycereus is a monotypic genus in the Cactus family (Cactaceae) containing the single species Brachycereus nesioticus, which is known by the common name Lava Cactus. This species is endemic to the Galápagos Islands. The genus takes its name from the Greek "brachys", meaning "short", which refers to the plants fairly low-growing stature.
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