||Species and Family.
|Largest overall leaf; Largest Monocot leaf; Largest pinnate leaf.
||Raphia regalis. Palmae or Arecaceae.
||West Africa from Nigeria to Angola. This individual in Congo (Brazzaville).
||85 feet (26 meters) overall. The lamina, or blade, is 54 feet (16 meters) and the petiole, or stalk is 31 feet (9.4 meters)
||About ten feet (three meters) wide.
|Largest bipinnate leaf.
||Caryota kiriwongensis. Palmae or Arecaceae.
||36′ 1″ (eleven meters) overall. Lamina length 26′ 3″ (eight meters). Petiole is only 20 inches (50 cm) joined to crownshaft sheath 8′ 2″ (2.5 meters) long.
||23 feet (7 meters) in width.
|Largest costapalmate leaf. (Petiole extends into the palmately veined lamina as a rachis).
||“Coco-de-Mer”, or “Double Coconut”. Lodoicea maldivica. Palmae, or Arecaceae.
||Seychelles Islands, about 800 miles northeast of Madagascar.
||Up to 49.2 feet (15 meters) overall. Acaulescent juveniles have the longest leaves, with a lamina up to 19.7 feet (six meters) joined to a petiole 29.5 feet (nine meters) with no overlap.
||Lamina up to fifteen feet (4.6 meters) wide.
|Largest true palmate leaf (rachis very small, or nonexistent, and all the veins radiate from a single point).
||“Dondah” Corypha macropoda. Palmae, or Arecaceae.
||Endemic to Termoklee Island near South Andaman in the Andaman Islands south of Burma.
||Approximately 35 feet (11 meters). Lamina twenty feet (6.1 meters) long partly overlaps the 25 feet (7.6 meters) petiole.
||Lamina up to twenty feet (6.1 meters) wide.
|Largest simple (undivided) tree leaf.
||“Monkey-Cap Palm” Manicaria saccifera. Palmae, or Arecaceae.
||Neotropical flood forests.
||Up to 34 feet (10.3 meters) all told. Lamina is thirty feet (9.1 meters) plus a four-foot (1.2-meter) petiole.
||Maximum width 7′ 8″ (2.3 meters) Expressed as “23 decimeters”.
|Largest treefern leaf; Largest non-palm.
||“Mule’s Foot Fern”, or “Paku Gajah”. Angiopteris evecta. Marattiaceae.
||Southern Asia, East Indies, Melanesia, Polynesia, Queensland and Madagascar.
||29.5 feet (nine meters) overall. 23 feet (seven meters) lamina plus 6.5 foot (two meter) petiole which can be up to four inches (ten cm) thick.
||6.5 feet (two meter) width. Bipinnate,
|Largest quadripinnate leaf. (Leaflets are the fourth order of branching).
||“Black Treefern”, or “Mamaku”. Cyathea medullaris. Cyatheaceae.
||New Zealand, Fiji and Polynesia.
||23 feet (seven meters) overall. 19.7 feet (six meter) lamina with a 3′ 3″ (one meter) petiole.
||6.5 feet (two meter) width.
|Largest Gymnosperm leaf.
||“Kwango Giant Cycad”, or “Malele”. Encephalartos laurentianus. Zamiaceae.
||Endemic to the Kwango River Basin, Bandundu Province, Congo (Kinshasa).
||Overall length 23 feet (seven meters) and massively constructed. Lamina 22 feet (6.7 meters) plus a one-foot (30 cm) petiole which is up to three inches (8 cm) thick.
||35 inch (90 cm).
|Largest indeterminate leaf (never stops growing).
||“Tumbo”. Welwitschia mirabilis. Welwitschiaceae.
||Coastal Namibia and southwestern Angola.
||Living portion up to 12.2 feet (3.7 meters) long, usually with several feet of dead leaf still attached. No petiole. New leaf tissue emerges from a lip-like groove around the top of the trunk. Other, much narrower green segments have been up to 24 feet (7.3 meters) in length.
||Segments have been measured up to 5.9 feet (stated as “179 cm”) in width.
|Largest Dicot tree leaf.
||“Midnight Horror” Oroxylon indicum. Bignoniaceae.
||East Indies, Southeast Asia, India and Sri Lanka.
||Up to 14.44 feet (4.4 meters) total length. Lamina up to 7.9 feet (240 centimeters) plus a petiole up to 6.5 feet (two meters) in length.
||Lamina up to seven feet (2.13 meters) in width.
|Largest linear leaf (greatly elongated lamina with mostly or entirely parallel veins running lengthwise. No petiole).
||Pandanus laxespicatus Pandanaceae.
||Endemic to swamps near Perinet (Analamazaotra), Madagascar.
||Up to 32.8 feet (ten meters) on juvenile plants.
||Up to 14 inches (36 cm) in width.
|Largest entire (undivided, unlobed, untoothed) tree leaf.
||Traveler’s Tree Ravenala madagascarensis subspecies bemavo (Strelitziaceae).
||Hills of eastern Madagascar.
||Total length up to 36.1 feet (eleven meters). Petiole up to 19.7 feet (six meters) bearing a lamina up to 16.4 feet (five meters) long.
||Up to five feet (1.5 meters) in width.
|Greatest surface area of any dicot leaf. Largest entire dicot leaf.
||“Maior Folha” Coccoloba inpae Polygonaceae.
||Amazon rainforest. Thus far only in eastern Brazil.
||Up to 8 feet 2 inches (2.50 meters) plus a petiole of about four inches (10 cm). The tree is a single rosette of leaves atop a 43-foot (13-meter) unbranched trunk.
||Up to 4 feet 9 inches (1.44 meters) in width.
|Largest palmately divided leaf (all leaflets attached at one point to the petiole tip).
||Longispadix sp. nov. Palmae, or Aceraceae.
||Endemic to Sandaun Province, Papua New Guinea.
||24 or more wedge-shaped leaflets forming a circle about 8 feet (2.5 meters) in diameter, on a petiole of comparable length.
|Largest peltate leaf. (Petiole is attached at or near the center of the lamina, as in Tropaeolum majus and Nelumbo nucifera).
||“Chia Kubit” Macaranga gigantea. Euphorbiaceae.
||Malay Peninsula, Sumatra, Borneo, Java and Celebes.
||Lamina up to five feet (1.52 meters) long with a petiole of similar length attached to the upper central region.
||Also up to five feet (1.52 meters) in width.
|Largest succulent tree leaf.
||“Berg-Aalwyn” Aloe marlothii Liliaceae.
||Six feet (1.83 meters) long.
||12 inches (30 cm) wide.