Some Hermannia cernua leaves are narrower than this one seen near Oudtshoorn in April. The margin meanders like a river through hills, unevenly scalloped. The leaf is a shiny pale green, sparsely hairy, the margin reddish brown. The midrib is sunken on the upper surface, some of the lateral veins as well, but less so. The leaves have petioles (stalks) of a few millimetres long (Shearing and Van Heerden, 2008; Manning and Goldblatt, 1997).