The simple, stalked leaf of Anisodontea anomala has a long, oblong central lobe and usually only two significant shorter, lateral ones from the base. Slight additional bulges occur on the sides of the main lobe. These secondary side-lobes are often negligible, more like big scallops. The margins are slightly and unevenly toothed.
The midrib and lateral veins, as well as some coarse, irregular net-veining, are deeply recessed on the upper surface of the leaf. The lateral veins ascend into the lobes. The veining gives a thickly quilted appearance to the grey, finely hairy and leathery blades (Bond and Goldblatt, 1984; iNaturalist; www.thegardener.co.za).