Q. With reference to Meizotropis pellita (Patwa) consider the following statements:
1.It is endemic to Nilgiris. 
2.It is listed as Critically Endangered in IUCN Red Data List.
3.The species is threatened by deforestation, habitat fragmentation and forest fires.
Which of the statements given above are correct?

[A] 1 and 2 only

[B] 2 and 3 only

[C] 1 and 3 only

[D] 1, 2 and 3

Answer: B
Notes:

Statement 1 is incorrect. Patwa is a perennial shrub with restricted distribution that is endemic to Uttarakhand.

Statement 2 and 3 are correct. It is listed as Critically Endangered in IUCN Red Data List. The species is threatened by deforestation, habitat fragmentation and forest fires.

Source: The Hindu