Published in Bot. Repos. 1: 66 in 1799.
This species of Gladiolus has been long known in herbariums, as it is very common about Table mountain, at the Cape of Good Hope ; Jacquin, Thunberg, Gmelin, Willdenow, &c. have it under the tribe of Ixia, with the specific names of Scillaris, Fabricii, &c. but notwithstanding, we have no hesitation in placing it under its true genus Gladiolus.
Synonym of Freesia verrucosa (B.Vogel) Goldblatt & J.C.Manning.