Published in Bot. Repos. 1: 50 in 1799. as var. flore aurantio.
This variety of Ixia capitata was introduced at the same time as the Ixia bulbifera, flore luteo, vis. in 1784, by Messrs. Lee and Kennedy, Hammersmith, from the Cape of Good Hope, and requires the same treatment.
PlantList shows it as a synonym of Ixia maculata var. maculata