The clone of this plant that we have was originally collected by Mulford Foster in Maracas, Bahia, Brazil in 1948 and was described by Lyman Smith. This clone was in Foster’s private collection until his death. It is a stiff, upright, tubular rosette with thick green leaves that are heavily scurffed on the underside. As the plant grows towards maturity it develops some dark burgundy color on the underside of the leaves. A great addition to any bromeliad collector’s assemblage!