UPSC General Studies Sample Paper General Studies Sample Paper-3

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    Casuarina plants are important xerophytic species. Consider the following statements regarding f casurina plants
    1. These plants are confined to Western India and some semi-arid regions of Central India.      
    2. Roots are one of the principal organ of primary importance and extensively mechanical roots are
    3. Roots are thickly covered on the upper layer of the soil.   
    4. Casuarina plants are used as a tonic and treatment of stomach complaints.
    Which of the statements given above are correct?

    A)  1 and 2           

    B)  2 and 4

    C)  1, 2 and 3        

    D)  All of these       

    Correct Answer: B

    Solution :

    [b] Casuarina plants are one of the important xerophytic species found in coastal India and Western India as well as semi-arid regions. These are also called coniferous shrubs of semi-arid tropics. Roots are primary organs and go deep into the soil layers. These are used as fuel wood and for dyeing fishermen's nets. These are also useful for tonic and in the treatment of stomach complaints.

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