These partly desiccated flowers of Cadaba aphylla show the vital parts of the flower a bit better than the brightly coloured photos already presented in the Album. The stamens and style are joined in one erect column until 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 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 of producing copious amounts of nectar are over. So durable pollen would be wasted anyway!
The purplish stigma is still standing amidst the stamens as well. The brownish sepals clutching the ovary at the flower base have rough surfaces as can be seen. 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 here (Manning, 2009).