This terminal raceme of Tetragonia fruticosa flowers have many stamens in central clusters framed by four or five petal-like sepals. There are no petals on Tetragonia flowers and the sepals are free from each other to about the base.
The thickly fleshy sepals are claw-like, spreading to various degrees around the yellow-beige stamens they both protect and parade. The sepals are broad, tapering to pointed tips and covered in large, glistening bladder cells upon their outer surfaces. Colouring of the small, but striking flowers includes shades of lemon yellow, pale green, white and pink.
At least one pale, fleshy style can be detected. This picture was taken near Oudtshoorn in mid-August (Vlok and Schutte-Vlok, 2010; Manning, 2007).