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Definition of lanceolate

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Definition as written by spklatt:

Refers to the shape of a leaf or leaflet that is 2 or 3 times as long as it is wide, widest in the middle and tapering to a pointed tip.

Compare with oblanceolate.

Definition as written by palmbob:

most cycad and palm leaves are lanceolate- all the leaflets on this cycad (Zamia furfuracea) are perfect examples of lanceolate leaves

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