Leaves linear, 20-30 cm long, 2.5 cm wide, inner wine coloured with large pale green spots; sheaths almost as long as the blades and forming a bag-like tank; inflorescence simple, about equalling the leaf sheaths, few-flowered; flower stalks to 10 mm; sepals red-purple; petals blue-violet.
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.