Anomalesia is a genus in the Iridaceae family named in 1932. Flowers are orange to red, long tubed and adapted to pollination by sunbirds. Along with Oenostachys and Homoglossum, genera with the same characteristics, it was included by Peter Goldblatt and M. P. De Vos in 1989 in Gladiolus.
Anomalesia cunonia (L.) N.E.Br. = Gladiolus cunonius
Anomalesia saccata (Klatt) Goldblatt = Gladiolus saccatus
Anomalesia splendens (Sweet) N.E.Br. = Gladiolus splendens