The leaves of Capparis brevispina grow alternately on the stem (spirally arranged).
The leaf is simple, bright green-coloured above and paler beneath. The leaf is coriaceous, chartaceous and glabrous on both sides.
The leaves have a 4-5 mm long petiole.
The leaf of Capparis brevispina is 6-8 cm long and 2-3 cm wide. The shape of the blade is elliptic or ovate, the apex is acute-acuminate, the base is cuneate and the margins are entire.
The venation of the leaf is reticulate with a prominent midrib.