Clutia ericoides flowers are presented facing out more than up, or with a slight dangle, all for the convenience of visitors. The ovoid bud in picture has a strong pedicel to pull it up a bit when opening time arrives.
It is the greenish sepals that show their colour on the outside of the bud. When the flower opens, the white petals show themselves next to and slightly in front of the sepals.
The characteristic black marks of the species at the leaf bases are visible here as well. They appear like supporting leaflets such as bracts below the buds and are black from early on (Vlok and Schutte-Vlok 2015; Bond and Goldblatt, 1984; iNaturalist).