Brownleea coerulea grows only about three large leaves. They are spaced, spiralling and reducing in size up the stem. The dark green leaves are ovate to elliptic in shape, clasping the stem and pointed at their tips. The largest leaf may be about 11 cm in length.
Forest species of Brownleea have larger leaves than the grassland ones (Liltved and Johnson, 2012; Gledhill, 1981; Pooley, 1984; www.pacificbulbsociety.org).