Distinguish, differentiate, compare and explain what is the difference between Softwood and Hardwood. Comparison and Differences.
Difference between Softwood and Hardwood
1. In Softwood, xylem fibers are comparatively less. In Hardwood, xylem fibers are comparatively more.
2. In Softwood, vessels are absent. In hardwood, vessels are present.
3. Softwood contains 9o-95% tracheids. Hardwood contains 5-10% tracheids.
4. Gymnosperm wood is known as soft wood. Angiosperms wood is known as hard wood.