The narrowly lance-shaped to linear leaves of Pseudoselago spuria are hairy and channelled. The plant is commonly known as the fineleaf puffbush or the thinleaf selago.
The leaves are variably toothed near their tips. Tufts of new leaves are often seen, growing from the leaf axils (Manning, 2007; Bean and Johns, 2005; Leistner, (Ed.), 2000; iNaturalist; iSpot).