Gymnosperm wood

1. Wood is simpler and homogenous.

2. Vessels are not found.

3. It is non-porous in nature and is called soft wood.


4. There is the presence of small amount of axial parenchyma.

5. It contains schizogenously developed resin ducts.

Angiosperm wood

1. Wood is complex and heterogenous.


2. Vessels are seen in plenty.

3. It is porous in nature and is called hard wood.

4. More amount of axial parenchtma is seen in varied distribution.

5. Resin ducts are absent. However, gum ducts are present.