Q. With reference to Utricularia Furcellata, consider the following statements;
1.It is a fruit bearing plant species found in marsh conditions.
2.Recently, the plant was sighted in the Western Himalayas for the first time.
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: B

Statement 1 is incorrect: It is a rare carnivorous plant species found in Uttarakhand’s Mandal valley, Chamoli district. This plant was last seen in the country in Meghalaya state in 1986. These plants are mostly found in freshwater and wet soil.

Statement 2 is correct: Recently, the plant was first sighted in Uttarakhand and also in the entire western Himalayan region for the first time.

Source: Indian Express