The upcoming discussion will update you about the difference between dicot stem and monocot stem.
Difference # Dicot Stem:
1. Generally hairy.
2. Hypodermis, if present, is generally collendiymatous.
3. Below the hypodermis, the cortex is generally well differentiated.
4. Endodemis is generally absent or poorly developed and pericycle is either parenchymatous or sclerenchymatous.
5. Vascular bundles are arranged in one or more rings.
6. Vacular bundles are of equal size.
7. Presence of cambium.
8. Phloem parenchyma is present.
9. Pith is well-developed.
Difference # Monocot Stem:
1. Usually glabrous.
2. Hypodermis is sclerenchymatous.
3. Cells below the hypodermis are undifferentiated, generally parenchymatous and form the ground tissue.
4. Pericycle not well developed.
5. Vascular bundles are scattered in the ground tissue.
6. Vascular bundles are dissimilar in size. Generally outer bundles are smaller than inner.
7. Cambium is absent.
8. Pholem parenchyma absent.
9. Pith is feebly developed.