Billbergia brasiliensis L.B.Sm.

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: 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.