Which of the following xylem element stores food in the form of starch or fats and other substances like tannin?

Xylem parenchyma is associated with storage of food in xylem tissue. The role of xylem parenchyma in storage is often highlighted, with non-structural carbohydrates (NSC) representing the most abundant reserves.

  • Their cell walls are made up of cellulose.
  • They have a prominent nucleus and dense cytoplasm.
  • These cells help in the radial conduction of water, i.e., in the radial directions.
  • Parenchyma cells which help in radial conduction of the water are called ray parenchyma cells.

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