Q. Consider the following statements regarding “Amazon vegetation”:
1.The forests of Amazon are so thick that the dense “roof” created by leaves and branches does not allow the sunlight to reach the ground.
2.Orchids, bromeliads grow as plant parasites in Amazon forests.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

[A] 1 only

[B] 2 only

[C] Both 1 and 2

[D] Neither 1 nor 2

Answer: C
Notes:

Explanation: Amazon Rainforests: As it rains heavily in this region, thick forests grow.

  • The forests are in fact so thick that the dense “roof” created by leaves and branches does not allow the sunlight to reach the ground.
  • The ground remains dark and damp. Only shade tolerant vegetation may grow here. Orchids, bromeliads grow as plant parasites.

Source: NCERT – Our Environment