This Hesperantha falcata flower has three white anthers and three long white stigma branches emanating from the corolla throat. The style splits at the top of the straight corolla tube that may be 4 mm to 9 mm long. The stigma branches are thread-like and spread widely.
A second, partly open flower in the background shows the red-brown outer tepal surfaces. Flowers grow in a spike, spirally arranged, subtended by soft-textured bracts.
Flowers of the white, fragrant form of this species open late afternoon or early evening, the yellow flowered plants open by midday. It is this white form that earned the plant another common name of aandblom (evening flower).
Flowering happens from midwinter through spring. This one was seen in Bainskloof during October (Manning, 2007; iSpot; Vlok and Schutte-Vlok, 2010; Bond and Goldblatt, 1984).