The flowers of Cyphia stenopetala resemble those of Lobelia, another genus within their family of Lobeliaceae. Racemes of the delicate flowers can be seen from October to April. There are three narrow white, lilac or pale pink lobes in the upper part of the corolla and two below. Some sources, e.g. Letty (1962), place the genus that comprises about 50 species in the Campanulaceae family, which may be the earlier classification (Fabian and Germishuizen, 1982).
This plant (the same one showing leaves in this Album) was photographed in May on the Magaliesberg near Hekpoort. Letty points out that correct identification of the many South African Cyphia species, some of them not well described or often seen, may present problems.