Fruits & Vegetables Week: Rumex vesicarius, the Bladder dock

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Gurcharan Singh

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Jan 11, 2011, 11:38:58 PM1/11/11
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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 

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Jan 12, 2011, 12:56:16 AM1/12/11
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Madhuri Pejaver

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Jan 22, 2011, 8:25:39 AM1/22/11
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sorry for the late inquiry. but is this the same what n Marathi is also called Chuka?
Madhuri

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Miguel Serra

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Jan 23, 2011, 8:30:41 AM1/23/11
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On 22 Jan, 14:25, Madhuri Pejaver <formpeja...@yahoo.com> wrote:
> sorry for the late inquiry. but is this the same what n Marathi is also called Chuka?
> Madhuri
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> --- On Wed, 12/1/11, Gurcharan Singh <singh...@gmail.com> wrote:

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Gurcharan Singh

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Jan 24, 2011, 8:52:30 AM1/24/11
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Madhuri ji

My source (Useful plants of India) has this information

Chuka in Hindi, Telugu does refer to R. vesicarius
Chuk in Hindi is C. acetosella

Gujarati name is not mentioned
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