Q- What are peculiar features of sclerenchyma? Give its location and function.
Answer- Sclerenchyma is the chief support providing tissue in plant as it provides chief mechanical support to the plant. The sclerenchymal tissues are located in several parts of the plant such as: husk of coconut, monocot, stem, seed coats and covering of nut. Sclerenchymal tissues are characterized by thin walled, highly lignified and dead cells. It forms hypodermis of monocot stem, seed coats e.t.c.