The hairy leaf margins are well displayed on this Zaluzianskya microsiphon plant. So are the lobed petal tips and their tapering towards the base where the petals join into the tubes. The corolla tubes bulge a bit near the top. Yellow anthers are visible just outside the flower mouth that faces the camera.
The drumstick-like unopened buds at the top of the spike show why the eponymous common name of drumsticks characterises the genus.
Several Zaluzianskya species are night-scented, linking their pollination to night-time feeders, particularly moths. The common name of night-phlox has also been conferred on plants of the genus. The behaviour of some hawkmoths and flies that operate at night are being studied in this regard. The scentless species of Zaluzianskya have daytime arrangements for pollination servicing (Wikipedia; Manning, 2009; iSpot).