Evaporatoria greyish brown, other parts of ventral surface thorax and abdomen dark brown, prespiracular portions of spiracular callosities
of abdominal sternites III-VII yellowish (Fig.
5 mm above the base, as well as 2 conspicuous longitudinal callosities about equaling the anthers; filaments terete, greenish toward the apex, the antepetalous ones ca.
5-4 mm, free, entire, rose, inconspicuously and sparsely pilose-glandulose, the posterior ones alatecarinate, the anterior one carinate at least at base; petals narrowly subspatulate, apex rounded and slightly emarginated to remotely apiculate, 15-16 x 4 mm, free, white, at anthesis erect except for the subspreading distal portion, bearing 2 laminate, cupulate, obtuse, irregularly crenulate, upwardly to downwardly oriented appendages 5-6 mm above the base, as well as 2 conspicuous longitudinal callosities slightly shorter than the anthers; filaments terete, white, the antepetalous ca.
2 mm above the base, as well as 2 conspicuous longitudinal callosities
equaling the anthers, filaments the antepetalous ones 13-14 mm long, adnate to the petals for 8-9 mm, the antesepalous ones 14-15 mm long, free, anthers 2-2.
5 mm long, free, glabrous, entire, greenish except for the pale castaneous-yellow central zone, the posterior ones alate carinate with keels decurrent on the ovary; petals subspatulate, apex emarginate and inconspicuously apiculate, 20-24 x 5 mm, free, green, subspreading-recurved at anthesis, the blades sparsely and conspicuously glandulose adaxially, without any appendages but bearing 2 well developed longitudinal callosities
15-18 mm long; stamens shorter than the petals but exposed at anthesis; filaments complanate and dilated toward the apex, the antepetalous ones adnate to the petals for ca.
4 mm above the base, as well as 2 conspicuous longitudinal callosities
distinctly shorter than the antepetalous filaments; filaments terete, greenish, the antepetalous ones ca.
5-6 mm wide) and bearing well developed callosities
It is difficult to decide on its closest affinity in Aechmea: It does resemble some members of subgenus Chevaliera due to its robust size, inflorescence densely flowered and densely white-lepidote except for the glabrous petals and the densely white-lanate rachis, petals distinctly connate at base, without any appendages but bearing well developed lateral callosities
, besides the pollen apparently sulcate with psilate to microreticulate exine.
5-9 mm, white, distinctly exceeding the stamens, connate for 7-13 mm in a common tube with the filaments and style, bearing 2 well developed lateral callosities
the paratype #2), the adaxial ones alate-carinate with keels decurrent on the ovary, the abaxial one ecarinate; petals spathulate, rounded to obtuse and inconspicuously and slenderly apiculate under a lens, slightly cucullate, 18-20 x 5 mm, free, erect at anthesis and forming a tubular corolla except for the suberect apex, white toward the apex, greenish-white in their central portion, bearing 2 irregularly, long digitate-lacerate, downwardly oriented appendages 5-6 mm above the base, as well as 2 conspicuous longitudinal callosities
shorter to nearly equaling the filaments; filaments terete, pale greenish, 13-15 mm long, the antepetalous ones adnate to the petals for 6-7 mm, the antesepalous ones free and slightly exceeding the antepetalous ones; anthers green, ca.