The purpose of this work was to investigate the structures of certain available plants of the family Ericacere with special interest in fat deposits in the tissues.
HISTORICAL. Priestly and Hinchliffe (8) have called attention to the characteristic appearance of plants growing in peat moors of England. These plants are of a stunted nature, dark green in color, leathery in texture, and with very little leaf surface. These characteristics, along with certain others, have led to these plants being grouped with xerophytes. This seems strange, as xerophytism is associated, normally, with scarcity of water.