As the extreme brilliancy of this plant cannot be done justice to in painting, we must rest satisfied with having done our best; every person in the least acquainted with the art, must know, that in yellow the shining colour existing in nature cannot be retained in a drawing. This species is annual... (Bot. Repos.)
Published in Hortus Kew. (W.T. Aiton), ed. 2. 2: 193 in 1789.
Basionym of Hymenogyne glabra (Aiton) Haw.
Also published in Bot. Repos. 1: 57 in 1799:
...according to the Kew Catalogue, was introduced to the royal gardens by Mr. F. Masson in the year 1787.