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 269681) with original publication details: Fl. Peruv. 3: 40 1802.
Full publication details for this name can be found in IPNI: http://ipni.org/urn:lsid:ipni.org:names:125603-1.
This name was in version 1 of The Plant List, record kew-269681.