Monographs Details: Bromelia oliveiriae L.B.Sm.
Authority: Smith, Lyman B. & Downs, Robert J. 1979. Bromelioideae (Bromeliaceae). Fl. Neotrop. Monogr. 14 (3): 1493-2142. (Published by NYBG Press)
Description:Description - Plant known only from fragments. Leaf (only one) with linear blade over 2 m long, maximally 50 mm wide, contracted gradually below to 25 mm, covered beneath with fine appressed whitish scales, glabrous above, laxly serrate with distally antrorse basally retrorse black curved 5 mm long spines. Scape stout, to 10 cm long, densely lanate with fine pale brown scales; scape-bracts densely imbricate, elliptic, ample, thin, serrulate, minutely and inconspicuously lepidote, nearly white when dry. Inflorescence subglobose, ca 15 cm in diameter, dense, many-flowered; axes covered with finely divided pale brown scales. Floral bracts equaling or exceeding the ovary, linear, broadly acute, conduplicate, thin, very obscurely serrulate, glabrous or nearly so, whitish; fruiting pedicels slender, to 12 mm long. Sepals like the floral bracts but entire, free, 25-30 mm long, glabrous; petals imperfectly known, linear, glabrous; stamens with filaments connate for 6 mm; ovary with narrowly funnelform epigynous tube 5 mm long. Fruit ellipsoid, at least 3 cm long (immature).

Distribution:ParĂ¡ Brazil South America|