The prominent, creamy white inflorescences of Tarchonanthus littoralis are made up of individual florets clustered in small heads, in turn grouped together in large, branched sprays at stem tips. Male and female flowers grow on separate trees. The male flowerheads are made up of many flowers, the female ones are fewer; both flowers have five-lobed corollas. Male flowers have funnel-shaped tubes and sterile ovaries with long styles in the centre, as well as their functional parts, the striped anthers, positioned around the base of the style. The female flower has recurving corolla lobes with a protruding style, in this case it is in working order. Most flowering happens from midsummer to early autumn.
The fruits are achenes or small nutlets, densely covered in white woolliness as seen in the photo. An achene is a type of fruit, a small, dry, single one (Vlok and Schutte-Vlok, 2010; www.plantzafrica.com).