So the parenchymatous cells of the cortex lying outside the sclerenchymatous ring are divided into small isolated areas.
One set of bundles lying just outside the sclerenchymatous ring consists of small ones connecting the ring with the epidermis.
Outside this series of bundles lies a sclerenchymatous band which is wavy, following the lower edges of the large air-cavities.
Just inside the sclerenchymatous ring lies a series of bundles which are connected with it.
Another row of vascular bundles lies just inside the sclerenchymatous ring and each of these bundles is in contact with the band.
The sclerenchymatous ring though present is very narrow and not very conspicuous.
There is a sclerenchymatous ring close to the epidermis but separated from it by a few layers of parenchyma.
Within the sclerenchymatous band lie small vascular bundles at regular intervals just towards the cortex.
In a well developed large vascular bundle the chlorophyllous layer is open below just close to the sclerenchymatous band.
One series of bundles is connected with this sclerenchymatous ring.
A supportive tissue of vascular plants, consisting of thick-walled, usually lignified cells. Sclerenchyma cells normally die upon reaching maturity but continue to fulfill their structural purpose in the plant. There are two types of sclerenchyma cells: fiber cells and sclereids. Compare collenchyma, parenchyma.