Upper branches of Ozoroa dispar are usually grey, dark grey or nearly black, soon devoid of the leaves that tend to cluster at stem-tips. Scars of lost leaves remain visible for some time.
Old trunks are grey or grey-brown, the bark deeply, longitudinally and irregularly fissured. Low down the bark is coarse from thick uneven pieces of upper bark that separate from each other and persist on the stem (Mannheimer and Curtis, (Eds.), 2009; Le Roux, et al, 2005; Coates Palgrave, 2002; Eliovson 1990; iNaturalist).