Rumex vesicarius L., Sp. Pl. 336 1753 (Syn: Acetosa vesicaria (L.) Á.Löve);


Fruits & Vegetables Week: Rumex vesicarius, the Bladder dock: Rumex vesicarius, the Bladder dock, often cultivated as ornamental because of showy bladder-like fruiting perianth. Leaves and tender stems used as
pot-herb, also used in curries and chutneys because of sour taste.

Local names
Hindi: Chuka, ambari palk, palang sag
Tel: Chukka kura
Tam: Shakkan kirai
Kan: Suki soppu, jussi soppu
Punjab: Khatta mitha, Khatti tan, saluni 

is this the same what n Marathi is also called Chuka?

– My source (Useful plants of India) has this information
Chuka in Hindi, Telugu does refer to R. vesicarius
Chuk in Hindi is C. acetosella


Polygonaceae Fortnight: Rumex vesicarius from Delhi-GSMAY26 : 1 post by 1 author. Attachments (2).
Rumex vesicarius, a herbaceous plant cultivated in fields in Wazirabad, Delhi.



Rumex vesicarius from Oman.

A very common plant.




Rumex vesicarius L from Assam KD 11 Jan 2015 : 2 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (4)
Attached images are Rumex vesicarius L.
Date :10.01.2015
Location: Assam
Family : Polygonaceae
Genus & species : Rumex vesicarius L
Vern. Name Chuka Paleng (Assamese)
Habitat: Grown as cultivated vegetable.
Habit : Herb


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