The brown flower buds of Trachyandra revoluta may have a purplish tint. They are narrowly cylindrical, ridged from the outer tepals that will separate. There is a slight swelling at the base from the ovary.
The pedicels are shorter than the buds, tiny triangular bracts visible on the stem at each pedicel base.
It is possible to distinguish between the buds and the furled withered flowers below from the angle at which each is borne: buds point up, the one imminently opening points outwards and the faded, old ones sag increasingly in the series below.
Trachyandra plants are distinguished from Chlorophytum ones by the flowers growing solitary from their bracts (Vlok and Schutte-Vlok, 2015; Manning, 2009; Le Roux, et al, 2005; iNaturalist).