Sclerenchyma tissue makes up the husk of the coconut.
- It is a dead, simple-permanent ground tissue.
- During the plant’s initial growth cycle, the sclerenchyma cells persist as the living cells and resemble spiral or ring patterns.
- Sclerenchyma refers to a dead tissue because of its dead, degenerated or functionless inner protoplast.
- The cell-wall type, rigidity, shape, size etc., of sclerenchyma will vary according to different plant types.
- Mechanical and conductive sclerenchymatous tissues are two common types based on function.