Consider the following statements about Red Sanders in India:

  1. Red Sanders is endemic to South Eastern portion of Indian peninsula
  2. It is a moderate sized coniferous tree
  3. It is a protected species under the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES)

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

Answer: [C] Only 1 & 3

Second statement is incorrect because Red Sanders is a moderate sized deciduous tree. The tree starts shedding its leaves by early January and by the end of February becomes totally leafless. But early April, the tree puts out young leaves

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