The simple leaves of Dichapetalum cymosum are alternate, each with two tiny stipules, linear in shape, positioned at the base of the long petiole.
Young leaves have a hairy covering, lost when they become mature, stiff and leathery. The leaf-shape is lanceolate, tapering at the apex and base. Leaf margins are entire, sometimes wavy.
The lateral veins are conspicuous and coarse, ascending in a curve from the cream coloured midrib to near the margins where they loop. These veins are prominent on the lower leaf surfaces.
Leaf size varies from 3 cm to 15 cm by 3 cm to 6 cm (Vahrmeijer, 1981; Pooley, 1988; Wikipedia).