Unique flower, or remains of old plant?

Unique flower, or remains of old plant?

Observation - Unique flower, or remains of old plant? - Southern Africa. Description: Strange, grassy-leaved herb. Not sure if the object in focus in 1st pic is in fact a flower or merely the remains of another plant. No reproductive appendiges (e.g. stigmas or stamens) seen on flower

Strange, grassy-leaved herb. Not sure if the object in focus in 1st pic is in fact a flower or merely the remains of another plant. No reproductive appendiges (e.g. stigmas or stamens) seen on "flower"