This name is a synonym of Aechmea van-houtteana (Van Houtte) Mez.
The record derives from Tropicos
(data supplied on 2012-04-18)
which reports it as a synonym (record 50087279) with original publication details: Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 13(Beibl 29): 4 1891.
This name was in version 1 of The Plant List, record tro-50087279, and has not been changed.