Seen up close the numerous Cunonia capensis florets in the spike present stamens and styles more prominently than petals.
Some of the globular, superior ovaries are visible below the threaded profusion, the petals around them short and angling out. There are two locules in each ovary, the ovules inside them numerous.
Each floret has two styles resembling horns. The filaments attached to the receptacle disc are white, the cream, two-lobed anthers about spherical (Coates Palgrave, 2002; Leistner, (Ed.), 2000).