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.
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.