Ana K Koch, Anna Ilkiu-Borges and Rafaela Forzza, sp. nova. Nordic Jour Bot. 000: 001-005. 2016
Aechmea xinguana differs from A. mertensii by red floral bracts that are larger than the flowers, linear in shape and with spinose and convoluted margins, as well as by large and more lax panicles, and abaxial surface of leaf blade with purple spots becoming crowded toward the apex.
Type: Brazil. Pará: Vitória do Xingu, margin of Xingu River, construction site of the Belo Monte Hydroeletric Dam, sítio Bela Vista, dique 14 (0417319N/9639296E), 29 Nov 2013 (fl, fr), R. B. Santos PSACF 2013112910H01 (holotype: MG). Read more.