Consider the following trees: 1. Jackfruit (Artocarpus heterophyllus) 2. Mahua (Madhuca indica) 3. Teak (Tectona grandis)

How many of the above are deciduous trees?
(a) Only one
(b) Only two
(c) All three
(d) None

Explanation:

  1. Jackfruit (Artocarpus heterophyllus): The jackfruit tree is a species of tree in the fig, mulberry, and breadfruit family. It’s a tropical evergreen tree, meaning it does not lose its leaves seasonally. So, it is not deciduous.
  2. Mahua (Madhuca indica): The Mahua tree is a tropical deciduous tree. This means it sheds its leaves during certain seasons, typically in the dry season.
  3. Teak (Tectona grandis): The teak tree is a tropical hardwood tree species in the family Lamiaceae. It is also deciduous and loses its leaves in the dry season.

So, two out of the three trees listed are deciduous.

The answer is: (b) Only two

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