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‘Bhojpatra’ is derived from
A)Bark of Cinchona
B)Bark of Dalbergia
C)Bark of Betula
D)Leaves of Piper

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Hint: Bhojpatra is also called Himalayan birch is a deciduous tree which is native to Western Himalayas. They usually have a height of 4500 metres. Their different parts are used of various purposes making this tree a useful and economical plant.

Complete answer:
Let us analyze the options to find out the correct option.

Option A: Cinchona is a genus of flowering plants and from the family of Rubiacecae having 23 species for trees and shrubs. Bhojpatra is not derived from the bark of Cinchona. Therefore, this is the incorrect option.

Option B: Dalbergia is a genus of small to medium sized trees, shrubs and lianas of the pea family. Bhojpatra is not derived from the bark of Dalbergia. Therefore, this is the incorrect option.

Option C: Bhojpatra is also called Betula utilis as it is derived from the bark of Betula. The white, paper-like bark of this tree was used in ancient times for writing of Sanskrit scriptures and texts. In recent times it is used to write sacred mantras on papers. Selected varieties of this plant are also used for landscaping throughout the world. Therefore, this is the correct option.

Option D: Piper which is also called pepper or pepper vines is an economically and ecologically important genus which contains about 2000 species of shrubs, herbs. Bhojpatra is not derived from the leaves of Piper. Therefore, this is the incorrect option.

Hence, the correct answer is option (C)

Note: The bark of Betula is still used for packaging material, roof construction, umbrella covers, bandages. It was used in historical events by many kings for writing their manuscripts.