Sparaxis elegans flowers often have this salmon colour on the outer parts of their tepals. The outer three tepals are very slightly broader than the inner three. The tepals may curve in on the younger flower that shows marginally more pigment than the fully spread corollas.
The exserted, branched style is reddish, in the midst of and close to the three coiled anthers topping the filaments.
Flowering of S. elegans happens late in winter and early in spring, the time when Namaqualand flower tourists are nearly as active as pollinators (Manning, 2009; Manning and Goldblatt, 1997; Leistner, (Ed.), 2000).