Several Olea capensis subsp. capensis flowering stages are present in the inflorescence in picture. The buds are about spherical and cream-coloured. The fully open flowers have roundly recurved petals with tips near their pedicels.
The two stamens arising in the corolla tube have long, whitish filaments appearing wiry, often skewed or sideways from the flower mouth and curving. The anthers are chunky and brown as are the old corollas in picture.
Unseen, the ovary in the corolla base is about globular, the stigma bilobed (Venter, 2011; Coates Palgrave, 2002; Leistner, (Ed.), 2000; Van Wyk and Van Wyk, 1997).