If you travel through the Himalayas, you are likely to see which of the following plants naturally growing there?
- Sandal wood
Select the correct answer using the code given below:
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(a) 1 and 2 only
(b) 3 only
(c) 1 and 3 only
(d) 1, 2 and 3
- The Temperate Forest is characterized by the presence of Oak and Rhododendron plants.
- Temperate forests are primarily located in the middle altitudes of the Himalayas.
- Sandalwoods are typically found in tropical deciduous forests or monsoon forests situated in various regions, including the western ghats, Deccan plateau, northern plains, and along the foothills of the Himalayas.
- However, their presence in these regions is limited and/or insignificant, and they are mostly confined to the northeastern states.
Therefore, option (a) is the correct answer.