Anatomy of Flowering Plants – Notes
There are two main types of plant tissues- meristematic tissues and permanent tissues.
The specialised region in plants where meristematic tissues are present is known as the meristem.
There are two basic types of meristems-primary and secondary.
Primary meristem can be further divided into apical meristem and intercalary meristem.
Meristematic tissues undergo active cell division and play a vital role in the primary and secondary growth of a plant.
Complex Permanent Tissues
Complex permanent tissues are a group of more than one type of cells that have a common origin and work together as a unit.
There are two types of complex permanent tissues in plants-xylem and phloem.
Xylem performs the function of conduction of water and minerals from roots to stem and leaves.