Finally, at b, we recognize the undoubted traces of a vascular bundle running to the leaves.
The cross and longitudinal sections of a vascular bundle of the stem of Pennisetum cenchroides, are shown in figs. 22 and 23.
The lower band of the primary vascular bundles is continuous with the vascular bundle, the chlorophyllous layer being open below.
In each of these bands lies a vascular bundle on the upper side near the periphery.
vascular bundle |
A strand of primary tissues found within the stem of a plant and consisting of xylem and phloem, along with cambium. The vascular bundles develop from the procambium of the growing stem. In the monocotyledons, vascular bundles are found in complex arrangements dispersed throughout the stem. In eudicotyledons, they are arranged in a ring, with the xylem of each bundle on the inside and the phloem on the outside. Also called fibrovascular bundle. See also fascicular cambium, interfascicular cambium.