Q. With reference to North Indian Rosewood (Shisham trees) consider the following statements:
1.It is native to the foothills of the Himalayas.
2.It is listed as Endangered in the IUCN Red Data Book..
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: A
Notes:

Explanation – North Indian Rosewood trees are native to the foothills of the Himalayas ranging from Afghanistan in the west to Bihar, India, in the east. It also occurs naturally in Iran. It can withstand droughts of three to four months. Statement 2 is incorrect. It is listed as Least Concern in the IUCN Red Data Book.

Source: The Times of India