The silver fingerleaf, or vaalpypsteelboom in Afrikaans, may show a fair bit of leaf variation. The leaves have a digitate shape with three to five finger-like leaflets radiating out from the centre. Leaflet shape may be narrowly elliptic as in this picture, but also shorter, obovate and rounded at the tips or abruptly attenuating. The leaflets are grey-green, leathery and more or less silvery from being covered in whitish hairs on both surfaces. Midribs and lateral veins on the leaves are sometimes clearly visible, in other cases obscure. Margins are usually entire, but may also be toothed near the tips (Van Wyk and Van Wyk, 1997; Coates Palgrave, 2002).