The simple leaves of Pavetta lanceolata are opposite on short petioles, from 2 mm to 6 mm long.
The leaf shape is narrowly lanceolate or elliptic, the apex and base both tapering. The margins are entire, sometimes wavy, but this feature is not seen in the photo, although the leaves tend to curve down from base to tip here. Leaf dimensions are 3,5 cm to 11 cm by 0,5 cm to 2 cm.
The leaf surface is dull to shiny green above, dull green below. The leaf texture is leathery and smooth, hairless. Lateral veins are present in three to six pairs, ascending from the midribs and curving in as they become faint, not reaching the margins.
Dots or elliptic markings of bacterial nodules are scattered on the leaves, while hair-tuft domatia or pits are present in the veins on the lower leaf surfaces (Coates Palgrave, 2002; Schmidt, et al, 2002).