Monographs Details: Pitcairnia caricifolia var. macrantha L.B.Sm.
Authority: Maguire, Bassett & Wurdack, John J. 1964. The botany of the Guayana Highland--Part V. Mem. New York Bot. Gard. 10: 1-278.
Family:Bromeliaceae
Description:Latin Diagnosis - Florifera 9 dm alta; bracteis florigeris pedicellis infimis aequantibus, quam reliquis brevioribus; sepalis acutis, 27 mm longis, rubro-aurantiacis; petalis 6 cm longis, ligula bidentata praeditis

Discussion:

Type. Terrestrial, locally abundant on shaded rocky banks of black-water caƱo from Cerro Aracamuni on left bank of Rio Siapa just above Randal Gallineta (about 115 river km from mouth), alt. 130-140 m, Amazonas, Venezuela, 23 Jul 1959, J. J. Wurdack & L. S. Adderley 43601 (holotype US).

The flowers of var. macrantha are much larger than those of the typical variety and the floral bracts are relatively smaller.