Leaves 6 in a tubular rosette; to 90 cm long, 5-8 cm wide, dark green to bronze, heavily white cross-banded; margins serrate. Scape curved, woolly; bracts large, thin, pink, massed below the inflorescence, which is pendent, simple, manyflowered, white-mealy; sepals thickly white woolly; petals spirally recurved, green becoming yellow; ovary with thick, dark protuberances near the top when mature.
Brazil, Paraguay, Uruguay, Argentina.
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.