(i) What is the origin of collenchyma?

anatomy

#1

(i) What is the origin of collenchyma?
(ii) List any two characters and functions of this tissues.


#2

(i) Simple collenchyma originates from the ground meristem. However, some specially formed collenchymatous cells develop from procamhium.
(ii) Characteristics:
(a) It consists of living cells (b) The cell wall is generally unevenly thickened.
Functions:
(a) It provides tensile strength to various plant organs, hence, primarily mechanical in function.
(b) Collenchyma cells also perform photosynthesis.