In angiosperms, water is conducted through tracheid and vessel elements of xylem tissues.
Angiosperms are plants that produce flowers and carry their seeds in fruits. They are the largest and most diverse group within the kingdom Plantae.
Xylem and its functions
Xylem is a complex tissue. The xylem is composed of 4 elements: tracheids, vessels, xylem parenchyma and xylem fibres.
The functions of the xylem are listed below
- The main function of the xylem is water transport from roots to the other parts of the plant.
- Xylem also provides mechanical strength.
- Tracheids and vessels are the main elements for conducting water.
- Xylem fibres provide mechanical support and xylem parenchyma stores food materials and tannins and also conducts water radially.