Rosette funnel-shaped. Leaves deep green, stiff, to 60 cm long, 3-4 cm wide, rounded, margins finely toothed. Inflorescence on a reddish scape 30 cm long, with a dense pyramidal spike. Flowers bright yellow.
A. calyculata is in the subgenus Ortgiesia (Group 4)
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.