Generic name is an anglicised version - "Babianer" - of the Afrikaans 'bobbejane'.
Vernacular Dutch 'baviaantjie', or its Cape corruption 'bobbejaantjie' for small baboons.
(baboons are partial to the corms). (M, Le)
Babiana ambigua (La) Common Babiana (Wf) Location: (F)
aambigo, = to go about or around; to wander about; to waver, hesitate, be undecided, to doubt, be in suspense.
ambiguus = going about, hither and thither; uncertain, doubtful. (ld, BL)