The stalked leaves of Manochlamys albicans are angular when mature, covered in whitish dots on the lower surfaces, faintly uneven from large surface cells on the blue-grey upper surfaces. The pale midrib or main vein is conspicuous on both surfaces. The few lateral veins, in picture mainly the pair from the base, are prominent on the upper surface. There is a small mucro, a protrusion at the tips of only the mature, arrow-shaped leaves in picture.
The neat, parallel ridges on a young stem resemble the fluting on a marble column of an ancient Greek temple (Vlok and Schutte-Vlok, 2015; Le Roux, et al, 2005; Leistner, (Ed.), 2000; http://pza.sanbi.org).