This member of the Iridaceae
family was described by John Gilbert Baker in 1892. It is found in the southern
part of South Africa, growing in sand or other well drained soil
with some water and lots of sun. The bulbs are three centimetres,
the whole plant 28 centimetres.
The genera means 'little
sword', referring to the leaves. The species is named after Reginald
William Scully, 1858-1935.