Jackfruit, MahuaJackfruit, Teak – The Core IAS

Jackfruit, MahuaJackfruit, Teak

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       


  • Statement I is incorrect: Jackfruit or Artocarpus heterophyllus is a tropical evergreen tree that grows up to 20 m in height. 
  • Statement II is correct: The Mahua tree, M. latifolia is an economically important tropical deciduous tree

Statement III correct: teak, (genus Tectona grandis), large deciduous tree of the family Verbenaceae,