Collenchyma or sclerenchyma cells in monocot /dicot leaves - (Apr/21/2008 )
I'm confused about plant leave structure. I found 2 contradictory texts that describes the leave stucture but in disagreement. One says that there is a collenchyma cells in the leave, the second one says that sclerenchyma cells exist in leave (surrounding the vascular buncdle). Please, someone knows what is the true structure ?
Is it collenchyma or sclerenchyma in the leave structure ?
Thank you a lot for any answer
sclerenchyma is found in woody plants, i.e. those with secondary growth (trees). collenchyma in herbaceous plants, surrounding the vascular bundle.
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