Leaves to 1.5 m x 4 cm; margins with long, coarse, ascending spines. Scape 50-60 cm; floral bracts conspicuous, covering the ovaries, toothed. Flowers with violet petals. Fruit large, succulent, orange-red.
Brazil, Paraguay, Argentina
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.