Leaves 8-10 in a large tubular rosette, broadly ligulate, silver cross-banded beneath. Scape white powdery, the red scape bracts massed beneath the inflorescence. Inflorescence pendulous, densely white mealy except for the petals; petals dark blue-purple, spirally rolled back, white at the base.
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.