Pitcairnia flammea var glabrior
7th December 2013
The last book I bought on the subject was Werner Rauh's 'Bromeliads for home and garden', Blandford Press, 1979.
I was a happy-go-lucky student who chose to spend the £18 he had for books that term on this single volume
and during the following years it has repeatedly guided me through the complexities of Bromeliad taxonomy.
Unfortunately it has nothing to offer on the subject of P. flammea and the most useful thing I can
find online is theplantlist.org's standard " ...is an accepted name..." and a Wikipedia picture of orange flowers.
That will have to do for now.
19th September 2014