Q. With reference to the recent discoveries made regarding flora found in India, consider the following statements:
1.Nandadevia Pusalkar is endemic to the southern Western Ghats of India and distributed in Karnataka, Kerala, and Tamil Nadu.
2.Calanthe lamellose is common throughout the foothills and warm outer valleys of the Uttarakhand Himalayas.
Select the correct statements using the codes given below:

[A] 1 only

[B] 2 only

[C] Both 1 and 2

[D] Neither 1 nor 2

Answer: D
Notes:

Explanation –

Statements 1 and 2 are incorrect.  Nandadevia Pusalkar is common throughout the foothills and warm outer valleys of the Uttarakhand Himalayas. Calanthe lamellosa is an orchid species. It was earlier recorded in China and Myanmar, and found for the first time in India in the Japfu mountain range in Kohima, Nagaland.

Source: ForumIAS

 

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