Difference between Tracheid and Vessel

Tracheid

  • The cells are long and tapering at both ends.
  • The cells are dead and base bordered pits.
  • The partition walls of the cells do not break down.
  • Its functions are storage and conduction of water and giving mechanical support
  • It is usually found m fern plants, gymnospermic plants and angiospermic plants.

Vessel

  • The cells are long, tubular and swollen at both ends.
  • Simple pits are present in the walls of dead cells.
  • The partition walls form a tube after being broken down.
  • Its main function is to conduct water. Besides, it gives mechanical support.
  • It is only found in angiospermic plants.