Alcantarea imperialis (Carr.) Harms

Plant 3-5 m tall in a funnel-like rosette. Leaves with blades to 12 cm wide, sometimes mottled, slightly scaly below. Inflorescence openly bipinnate, narrowly conical. Floral bracts one-sided. Flowers spreading on one side of the stem. Petals white. Fruit capsule narrowly ovoid with a long beak.


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.

Distribution map
kingdom Plantae
phylum   Tracheophyta
class    Magnoliopsida
superorder     Lilianae
order      Poales
family       Bromeliaceae
genus        Alcantarea (Mez) Harms