This name is a synonym of Vriesea geniculata (Wawra) Wawra.
The record derives from WCSP
(data supplied on 2012-03-23)
which reports it as a synonym (record 218482) with original publication details: Trop. Subtrop. Pflanzenwelt 91: 13 1995.
Full publication details for this name can be found in IPNI: http://ipni.org/urn:lsid:ipni.org:names:991898-1.
This name was in version 1 of The Plant List, record kew-218482, and has not been changed.