The branched inflorescences of Caputia scaposa var. scaposa comprise loose clusters of flowerheads well above the leaves, reaching heights around 30 cm. The flowerheads have woolly stalks, the flower stems dark purple. There are spaced bracts, acutely pointed and papery on the lower stem parts.
Blooming happens in summer.
This plant was seen southwest of Oudtshoorn, cohabiting among rocks with an also flowering Adromischus (Vlok and Schutte-Vlok, 2015; iNaturalist).