Rumex vesicarius L., Sp. Pl. 336 1753 (Syn: Acetosa vesicaria (L.) Á.Löve; Lapathum vesicarium (L.) Moench; Rumex americanus Campd.; Rumex bolosii Stübing, Peris & Romo; Rumex clementii Domin);
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Macaronesia to Myanmar: Afghanistan, Algeria, Assam, Bangladesh, Canary Is., Cape Verde, Chad, Djibouti, Egypt, Eritrea, Gulf States, India, Iran, Iraq, Kuwait, Lebanon-Syria, Libya, Mauritania, Morocco, Myanmar, Niger, Oman, Pakistan, Palestine, Saudi Arabia, Sinai, Somalia, Sudan, Tunisia, West Himalaya, Western Sahara, Yemen; Introduced into: Cuba, Greece, Kriti, Nepal, New Caledonia, Puerto Rico, Western Australia as per POWO;
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Common name: Bladder Dock, blister sorrel, country sorrel, rosy dock • Hindi: चूक chooka, चुक्र chukra, चुक्रिका chukrika, लोलिका lolika, शतवेधी shatavedhi • Manipuri: ꯇꯣꯔꯣꯡ ꯈꯣꯡꯆꯥꯛ তোৰোঙ খোঙচাক Torong khongchak • Marathi: आम्लवेतस amlavetasa, चुका chuka • Tamil: சுக்கங்கீரை cukkan-kirai • Tangkhul: Hangam Ashinba • Telugu: చుక్కకూర chukka kura, పుల్లప్రబ్బ pulla-prabba • Kannada: ಚುಕ್ಕಿ ಸೊಪ್ಪು chukki soppu, ಚುಕ್ರ chukra • Bengali: bun palung • Nepali: amilo bethe, bhote palungo • Urdu: tukhm hummaz • Assamese: চূকা সাক Chuka sak • Sanskrit: आम्लवेतस amlavetasa, चुक्रं chukram, चुक्रिका chukrika, लोलिका lolika, शतवेधी shatavedhi
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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



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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.



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Polygonaceae Fortnight : 1 – 14 May 2014 : Rumex vesicarius : Oman : 140514 : AK-12 : 1 post by 1 author. Attachments (5).
Rumex vesicarius from Oman.
A very common plant.


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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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