These partly desiccated flowers of Cadaba aphylla show the vital parts of the flower better than the brightly coloured flowers in other photos of this plant presented in the Album. The stamens and style are joined in one erect column for more than two thirds of the way up, where the five to eight filaments suddenly spread widely in an elegantly regular formation.
Some stamens here still carry cream coloured anthers, while others have become brown or have dropped off. Whether any of them still carries viable pollen is doubted. No smart pollinator would expect to find nectar in such withered flowers... their days are over. But then, pollinators are not necessarily known for smart thinking. They tend to be fooled by simple mimicry. Functional pollen would be wasted here anyway!
The purplish stigma is still standing amidst the stamens. The brownish sepals clutching the ovary at the flower-base have rough surfaces. They look like petals, but this plant does not only lack leaves: it seldom has any petals at all. The peduncles of the flowers appear to have tiny, short hairs that look purple in the photo (Manning, 2009).