The upcoming discussion will update you about the difference between vascular cambium and cork cambium.
Difference # Vascular Cambium:
1. It is also referred to as cambium.
2. Procambium gives rise to cambium.
3. Cambium originates from meristemetic tissue and so it is customary to regard it as primary meristem.
4. Each cell of vascular cambium may be spindle shaped or cuboidal.
5. The cells comprising cambium may be long— termed fusiform initial or short— termed ray cell initial.
6. Cambium and its derivative cells are arranged in stratified or non-stratified manner.
7. The derivative cells of cambium are vascular tissues that occur in the stele only.
8. The peripheral derivatives of cambium are secondary phloem.
9. The inner derivatives of cambium are secondary xylem.
10. Cambium with peripheral phloem and inner xylem together compose open vascular bundle of stem.
11. Cambium, secondary phloem and secondary xylem compose the vascular tissue system of plant.
Difference # Cork Cambium:
1. Anatomically it is termed as phellogen.
2. The permanent tissues of epidermis, cortex or phloem give rise to phellogen by dedifferentiation.
3. Phellogen originates from permanent tissues by dedifferentiation and so it is customary to regard it as secondary meristem.
4. The shape of phellogen may be rectangular or polygonal.
5. There exists no such size difference.
6. Phellogen and its derivative cells are always arranged in stratified manner.
7. The derivative cells of phellogen are nonvascular tissues and occur mostly in extrastelar region.
8. The peripheral derivatives of phellogen are phellem.
9. The inner derivatives of phellogen are phelloderm.
10. Phellogen with peripheral phellem and inner phelloderm together compose periderm of root and stem.
11. Periderm forms the protective tissue system of plants.