Published in Sp. Pl. 2: 858 in 1753.
Basionym of Syncarpha speciocissima (L.) B.Nord.
Also published in Bot. Repos. 1: 51 in 1797:
...introduced, according to the Kew catalogue, by Mr. F. Masson from the Cape of Good Hope, in the year 1787... (Bot. Repos.)