interfascicular cambium


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interfascicular cambium

an area of meristematic tissue (see MERISTEM in plant stems and roots that develops from PARENCHYMA cells between the VASCULAR BUNDLES forming a complete ring of CAMBIUM, and carries out rapid division to produce SECONDARY THICKENING.
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This cambium is called the fascicular cambium, and it joins with additional meristem, which begin to develop in the adjacent ground tissue and is called interfascicular cambium.
As the stem becomes older and if it becomes woody, the fascicular cambium between the xylem and phloem of the bundles link with a newly formed interfascicular cambium to produce a ring of dividing cells called the vascular cambium.
As secondary growth begins, cambial activity between the xylem and phloem gradually links with interfascicular cambium outside the xylem to form the vascular cambium.