Difference between Fibres and Sclereids

The cells of sclerenchyma vary in size and shape. They are placed in two groups: the fibres and sclereids. The cells of the fibres are elongate whereas the cells of sclereids are short isodiametric or irregular in shape.
                                           Fibres vs Sclereids
  1. Fibres are elongated
  2. Have tapering end walls
  3. Generally unbranched.
  4. Originate from meristematic cells.
Sclereids (Sclerotic cells)

  1. Sclerids are broad.
  2. End walls are blunt
  3. May be branched or unbranched.
  4. They are formed secondarily by the thickening of parenchyma cells 
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