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.