The flowers of Terminalia prunioides grow in clusters of slender spikes on spur-branchlets from leaf axils. A spike becomes from 4 cm to 8 cm long.
The upper flowers in the spike are usually male and stalked, the lower ones bisexual and stalkless. The hypanthium formed in the place of petals and sepals (or by them) has five pointed lobes in a broad cup-shape. The cup is cream, white or pale yellow in colour, sometimes tinged pink, especially in the bud stage.
There are ten stamens far exserted and a greenish, inferior ovary. The buds are greenish, about globular and stalked in picture, suggesting a raceme rather than a spike (Coates Palgrave, 2002; Van Wyk and Van Wyk, 1997).