Unlike other leaf-tailed geckos, the Gulbaru leaf-tailed gecko is narrow and cylindrical-shaped with a rostral scale partly divided by a midline groove.
The Gulbaru leaf-tailed gecko is narrow and cylindrical and separated from other Phyllurus species by having a partially divided, as opposed to fully divided, rostral scale. The rostral scale is partly divided by a midline groove.
There are deep, vertical grooves partially dividing the rostral scale. The rostral is not in contact with the nostril. There are 6-7 scales along the dorsal margin of the rostral shield.