Babiana disticha Ker Gawl.

Stem curved, 7-20 cm tall. Leaves 6-8, lance-shaped, acute, to 13 cm long. Flowers 4-10 in a dense 2-sided spike, fragrant; spring. Spathe oblong 12-25 mm, green, hairy. Perianth tube 18-25 mm, straight; segments equal, 15-25 mm long, violet to pale blue, the lower lateral segments with a yellow patch marked by 2 purple dots; top segment slightly longer than others. Syn. B. plicata Ker Gawl.

Cape Province.

B. odorata L. Bolus from Cape Province has a bent stem to 20 cm tall. Leaves 5-7, narrow-elliptic, acute, to 13 mm wide. Flowers 6-12 in a dense 2-sided spike, 2-lipped, fragrant; early winter. Spathe ovate, acute, 18 mm long, green with brown tip. Perianth tube about 18 mm long; segments yellow shading to cream at edge, flushed blue on reverse; top segment erect, 25 mm long, others shorter, spreading.

Source: Cooke, D. (2005). Iridaceae. In: Spencer, R.. Horticultural Flora of South-eastern Australia. Volume 5. Flowering plants. Monocotyledons. The identification of garden and cultivated plants. University of New South Wales Press.

kingdom Plantae
phylum   Tracheophyta
class    Magnoliopsida
superorder     Lilianae
order      Asparagales
family       Iridaceae
genus        Babiana Ker Gawl.