Lanceolate

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1. much longer than wide, widest at the base and tapering to the tip; less wide than in ovate.

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Comparison of leaf shapes.
Source: http://hvp.osu.edu/hcs300/glossary/LFSHAPE.HTM

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The leaves of this ribbon plant are lance-shaped.
Source: http://www.plantstogrow.com/zPlantsDisplay.asp?plantID=231