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The sclereids are of different types of these brachysclereids is the most important type. Brachysclereids occurs in the soft and fleshy part of plants like pith, cortex, phloem and fleshy parts of the fruits. Macrosclereids are found in the seed coats of leguminous seeds. Osteosclereids are found in the leaves and seed coat of monocots.