Position: Parenchyma tissue occupies the major parts of various plant organs such as- Pith, mesophyll of leaves, cortex etc.
(i) Round, oval or polygonal in shape.
(ii) Generally, intercellular space is present.
(iii) If the cells of this tissue contain chloroplast, it’s called chlorenchyma
(iv) It is composed of living cells.
(v) Mesophyll of leaves are composed of chlorenchyma.
(i) To store, manufacture and conduct food materials.
(ii) If it is present in epidermis, it may be defensive in function.