The leaves of Buchanania axillaris grow alternately on the stem (spirally arranged).
The leaf is simple, bright green coloured above and paler beneath. The leaf is coriaceous and glabrous on both sides.
The leaves have a 3-4 cm long petiole.
The leaf of Buchanania axillaris is 13-18 cm long and 3-4 cm wide. The shape is oblong-elliptic, the apex is obtuse-emarginate, the base is cuneate-attenuate and the margins are entire.
The venation of the leaf is reticulate with a prominent midrib.