Neoregelia carolinae (Beer) L.B.Sm.

Leaves in broadly spreading rosette 40-60 cm long, 2.5-3.5 cm wide, ligulate; sheaths large, broadly elliptic; outer leaves wholly green; inner ones at flowering with brilliant red bases; inflorescence deeply sunk in the centre of the rosette, many-flowered. Flowers to 4 cm long; flower stalks to 7 mm long; sepals green; petals dark blue.


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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Distribution map
kingdom Plantae
phylum   Tracheophyta
class    Magnoliopsida
superorder     Lilianae
order      Poales
family       Bromeliaceae
genus        Neoregelia L.B.Sm.