Q. With reference to Allmania multiflora, consider the following statements;
1.It is listed as Critically Endangered under IUCN.
2.It is the only species of Allmania genus discovered to date.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
Statement 1 is correct: It is listed as Critically Endangered under IUCN.
Statement 2 is incorrect: It belongs to the genus Allmania. It is only the second species of this genus discovered to date.
The first species, Allmania nodiflora was originally published under the genus Celosia as Celosia nodiflora in 1753. Specimens found in Ceylon (Sri Lanka) were first described as Allmania nodiflora in 1834.