Aechmea bracteata (Sw.) Griseb.

Rosette robust upright, funnel-shaped. Leaves large to 1.2 m long, 10 cm wide, green, with a sharp rigid tip, margins with stout, curved, widely spread green spines. Inflorescence on a slender upright scape, compound, loose pyramidal, bracts bright red. Flowers greenish-yellow, sepals green, sometimes white woolly.

A. bracteata is in the subgenus Aechmea (Group 3)

Mexico to Venezuela

Source: Christensen, T.; Butcher, D. (2005). Bromeliaceae. In: Spencer, R.. Horticultural Flora of South-eastern Australia. Volume 5. Flowering plants. Monocotyledons. The identification of garden and cultivated plants. University of New South Wales Press.

kingdom Plantae
phylum   Tracheophyta
class    Magnoliopsida
superorder     Lilianae
order      Poales
family       Bromeliaceae
genus        Aechmea Ruiz & Pav.