top of page

PARENCHYMA

FEATURES

o   Made up of living cells.

o   Shape- Isodiametric; oval, spherical or polygonal in shape.

o   Cells are loosely arranged with large intercellular spaces.

o   Cell wall is thin and cellulosic.

o   Large and central vacuole is present.

o   Nucleus is present and peripherally located.



FUNCTIONS

o   Forms the bulk of the plant body.

o   Storage of food.

o   Photosynthesis (Mesophyll).

o   Provides buoyancy in aquatic plants.

o   Water storage in fleshy stem and leaves.

o   Provides protection (Epidermis).

14 views0 comments

Recent Posts

See All

Comments


AD SPACE

bottom of page