This name is a synonym of Vriesea rubra (Ruiz & Pav.) Beer.
The record derives from WCSP
(data supplied on 2012-03-23)
which reports it as a synonym (record 269653) with original publication details: Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. 16: 76 1919.
Full publication details for this name can be found in IPNI: http://ipni.org/urn:lsid:ipni.org:names:254224-2.
This name was in version 1 of The Plant List, record kew-269653.