Considering May’s global estimates, how many of the plant species are yet to be discovered and described in India?

Category: QuestionsConsidering May’s global estimates, how many of the plant species are yet to be discovered and described in India?
Editor">Editor Staff asked 2 weeks ago

Considering May’s global estimates, how many of the plant species are yet to be discovered and described in India?
 
(a) 500
 
(b) 100
 
(c) 5,00,000
 
(d) 1,00,000
 
This question was posed to me in examination.
 
The question is from Biodiversity in portion Biodiversity and Conservation of Biology – Class 12

1 Answers
Editor">Editor Staff answered 2 weeks ago

Correct option is (d) 1,00,000
 
Easy explanation: Robert McCredie May estimated that there are almost 7 million species globally. Considering May’s global estimates and applying this proportion to India’s diversity figures, we can say that there are more than 1,00,000 plant species yet to be discovered and described in India.