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Apr 18, 2017

Parenchyma is a subtype of plant tissue.


Under plant tissues, you have permanent tissues and meristematic tissue. Under permanent tissue, you have parenchyma.

Parenchyma -- it is the most simple and unspecialized primitive tissue.


  1. Thin cell walls.
  2. Cell wall is made up of cellulose.
  3. Each cell has a large central vacuole.
  4. All the cells are similar and are barrel-shaped.


  1. Storage
  2. Contain chloroplasts and perform photosynthesis.
  3. They act as packing tissue(all the gaps or spaces are filled with this tissue).

They can be found in roots, stems, leaves, flowers, and fruit. There are some special types of parenchyma:-

  1. Aerenchyma: specialized to help float.
  2. Chlorenchyna: the chloroplasts containing cells.