Published in Bot. Repos. 1: 56 in 1799. nom. illeg. later homonym.
It was received from the Cape of Good Hope in bulbs, sent by J. Pringle, Esq. of Madeira, in 1794, to Messrs. Lee and Kennedy of Hammersmith...
Synonym of Watsonia laccata (Jacq.) Ker Gawl.