Which plant has lost its chlorophyll and leaves in the course of evolution?

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Editor">Editor Staff asked 3 months ago

Which plant has lost its chlorophyll and leaves in the course of evolution?
 
(a) Mango
 
(b) Cactus
 
(c) Neem
 
(d) Cuscuta
 
I have been asked this question in an interview.
 
My doubt is from Population Interactions-4 in portion Organisms and Populations of Biology – Class 12

1 Answers
Editor">Editor Staff answered 3 months ago

The correct option is (d) Cuscuta
 
The best explanation: Cuscuta a parasitic plant has lost its chlorophyll during the course of evolution. It is an obligate, ectoparasitic dodder plant that completely depends on the host for nutrients. It binds to the host with the help of haustoria.