Describe on Epidermal Tissue System

Epidermal Tissue: This is the outer most layer of the plant body. Typically it consists of a single layer of parenchymatous cells.

Epidermal out growth and stomata form this tissue.

Position: The outermost layer of the plant body is made of this tissue. The epidermis of stem, branch, leaf, root, fruit etc. are formed from this tissue.


Origin: This tissue originates from primary apical meristematic tissue.

Structure: The epidermal tissue system is made of the following three types of elements.

  • Epidermis
  • Epidermal stomata
  • Epidermal out growth