Billbergia macrocalyx Hook.

Leaves in a tall tubular rosette, 40-60 cm long, 4-6 cm wide, bright green with yellow blotches, grey on the underside; margins with short, widely spaced spines. Scape erect, white mealy, bracts thin, red. Inflorescence erect; floral bracts red; sepals pink with a blue tip; petals green-yellow with a blue recurved tip.


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.