Rosette tubular or urn-shaped; leaves to 80 cm long, 4-9 cm wide, grey-green, with a short spined tip or notched, margins with stout, hooked spines. Inflorescence simple, densely white woolly, longer than the leaves, with a dense cone-like spike of flowers; bracts shorter than the sepals, pink. Flowers stalkless; petals greenish-yellow to white turning black.
A. bromeliifolia is in the subgenus Macrochordion (Group 7)
Central America to South America
var. albobracteata Philcox Bracts white, not pink. (Sometimes incorrectly named A. leucolepis).
Source: (2005). Bromeliaceae. In: . Horticultural Flora of South-eastern Australia. Volume 5. Flowering plants. Monocotyledons. The identification of garden and cultivated plants. University of New South Wales Press.