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Caribe - DOMINICAN REPUBLIC

BAYAHIBE ROSE

Bayahibe Rose is a species of cactus that is endemic to the Dominican Republic. It is one of only several cactus species which contain leaves. It is critically endangered due to habitat loss. It was stablished as the national flower of the country and this ensured its protection.

Bayahibe Rose reaches 6 metres in height. Its trunk is surrounded by groups of spines which erupt in bunches. Its flowers blossom at the end of its branches. They are very delicate and beautiful on its pink colour.