White to cream flowers with pink diamonds on the lower tepals.
Gladiolus with leaves that are linearly sword-shaped and smooth; blossom gaping ; segments very long, tapered to the point, waved and nearly equal, the three lower in the middle have an oblong spot. (Bot. Repos. G. cuspidatus)
Published in Mant. Pl. 1: 27 in 1767.
Native to South Africa.