Leaves few in a large, tubular rosette, rigid, to 90 cm long, 5 cm wide, grey to dark maroon with conspicuous white spots and silver banding. Scape pendent, white felted bracts bright rose-pink, large. Inflorescence pendent, simple, manyflowered; sepals white; petals yellow-green, spirally rolled back; ovary heavily white felted.
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.