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Plant species on verge of extinction due to over-exploitation is

A

Centella

B

Podophyllum

C

Gloriosa

D

All of the above

Answer

Podophyllum hexandrum is an important medicinal plant. Cutting down of forests have drastically decreased the population of Medicinal and aromatic plants due to their habitat destruction e.g., different Orchid species, Podophyllum hexandrumAtropa acuminataSkimmia anquetilia etc. The deforestation not only causes habitat loss, but also it results in habitat fragmentation, and isolation of suitable habitats. Thus, the correct answer is option B.

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