A new species that was released for the first time anywhere by Tropiflora. Described in 2011 by Leme & L. Kollmann, it’s large growing plant with four inch wide leaves found in Atlantic Forest habitat in Espiritu Santo and adjacent Bahia states of Brazil. Light green colored leaves that have dark green mottling throughout. In the newer growth the leaves develop white and pink colored patches and the older lower leaves turn a tan color. The leaf edges are heavily armed with large black hooked spines. Truly a rarity and a great addition to ones bromeliad collection.