Vriesea ensiformis (Vell.) Beer

Leaves 20-30 in a broadly funnel-like rosette, 30-90 cm long, finely scaled; sheath distinct and shorter than blades; blades ligulate 3-5 cm wide, green. Scape erect, stout, with overlapping bracts. Inflorescence simple, many-flowered, 20-70 cm long, hairless; floral bracts to 55 mm long, spreading with the flowers at flowering from the base and exposing the axis, equalling or exceeding the sepals, bright red or with yellow apices; sepals thick, yellow, 30-40 mm long; petals to 5 cm long, yellow; stamens protruding.

Eastern Brazil

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.

kingdom Plantae
phylum   Tracheophyta
class    Magnoliopsida
superorder     Lilianae
order      Poales
family       Bromeliaceae
genus        Vriesea Lindl.