This flower of Ornithoglossum undulatum is white with maroon-purple petal tips. The petals may also be pink with cerise-red tips. The petals are folded near the base, retaining nectar to trade for pollination. Five petals are arranged in a row, pointing upwards. In this photo the remaining petal is just visible, veering to the left below. The six white stamens taper and curve towards their purple tips where they hold up oblong yellow anthers. The point of attachment of the anther to the filament tip is just off-centre. The ovary is prominent, the style divided into three long thin sections.
The flowers grow in a raceme and have long pedicels. Flowering takes place from autumn to winter. The fruit is a six-segmented green capsule (Vlok and Schutte-Vlok, 2010; www.pacificbulbsociety.org; Shearing and Van Heerden, 2008).