Billbergia alfonsi-joannis Reitz

Leaves 6-10 forming a tubular rosette, ligulate, rigid, recurved in the upper half, green, white cross-banded beneath; margins coarsely serrate with brown spines. Scape much longer than the leaves. Inflorescence pendulous, simple; bracts entire, rose-red. Flowers stalked; sepals violet, yellow-green towards the base; petals yellow-green with a violet tip; spirally rolled back.


A spectacular plant when in flower.

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.

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kingdom Plantae
phylum   Tracheophyta
class    Magnoliopsida
superorder     Lilianae
order      Poales
family       Bromeliaceae
genus        Billbergia Thunb.