A large species from Bahia, Brazil that may superficially resemble a Hohnebergia and has close relatives inAechmea, Portea and the now discontinued Streptocalyx. Long, strappy leaves in a full, open, 36 inch, somewhat bulbous-based rosette, have serrate spines and a grey scurf.
The inflorescence is on a tall scape with short , well spaced tripinnate branches forming a cylindrical, conical head. Scape bracts are green, and flowers dense and tiny with white petals. The inflorescence is basically green in color. Originally collected by Jeffrey Kent, it was described and named in honor of his father Leonard by Leme & Luther in 1996. It remains rare in cultivation.