Published in Bot. Repos. 1: 35 in 1798 as "var. flore caeruleo".
This singular species of Ixia, is one amongst the many given by the Dowager Lady De Clifford to Messrs. Lee and Kennedy Hammersmith, in the year 1794; at which time, her ladyship had just received the bulbs in a present from the Cape. It is described by Thunberg, in his Dissertatio de Ixia, published in 1783.
Synonym of Lapeirousia corymbosa (L.) Ker Gawl.