One of the spectacular helicoid Billbergias that have beautiful pendant inflorescences with large flowers and showy bracts. This species is widespread in the Amazon basin from they Guyanas across Brazil to Bolivia and is nowhere common. A tall, tubular species with thick, leathery leaves with stout marginal spines. Few leaves in the upright rosette which forms a tube then flares out with several very long leaves. The color is brownish in good light otherwise green-gray with silvery cross bands. The flowers are large with yellowish petals and the scape bracts are crimson. This clone is from the Brom-L seed bank; #405.