are a group of plant cell organelles that have their own DNA, which is inherited independently from the cell nucleus, and are surrounded by a double membrane.
Most common plastids:
proplastids - plant stem cell plastid that gives to all plastids
chloroplasts - contain pigment chlorophyll; site of photosynthesis.
chromoplasts - contain carotene pigments and are responsible for the
yellow, orange & reds in flowers and fruits.
leucoplasts are devoid of pigments & occur in multiple types
amyloplast,- store starch... special amyloplast = the statoliths,
present in root & shoot tips ... help plant responds to gravity.
aleuroplasts - store protein granuales; ex: peanuts
elaioplasts - store oils and fats
etioplast - a plastid form that doesn't develop due to lack of light