Beilschmiedia bancroftii

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Beilschmiedia bancroftii
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Magnoliids
Order: Laurales
Family: Lauraceae
Genus: Beilschmiedia
Species: B. bancroftii
Binomial name
Beilschmiedia bancroftii
(F.M.Bailey) C.T.White

Cryptocarya bancroftii F.M.Bailey

Beilschmiedia bancroftii is a tree species in the Lauraceae family. It is native to Queensland in Australia.[1] Common names include yellow walnut, yellow nut and canary ash.[2]

The species was first formally described by Queensland colonial botanist Frederick Manson Bailey in 1891, based on plant material collected on the Johnstone River and "other scrubs of tropical Queensland".[3] It was initially named Cryptocarya bancroftii, but later transferred to the genus Beilschmiedia in 1918 by Cyril Tenison White.[3]

Though the seeds are toxic when fresh, they were used by indigenous Australians following treatment.[4][5]


  1. ^ "Beilschmiedia bancroftii". Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN). Agricultural Research Service (ARS), United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). Retrieved 2009-07-10. 
  2. ^ "Australian plant common name database". Australian National Botanic Gardens. Archived from the original on 28 June 2009. Retrieved 2009-07-10. 
  3. ^ a b "Beilschmiedia bancroftii". Australian Plant Name Index (APNI), IBIS database. Centre for Plant Biodiversity Research, Australian Government, Canberra. Retrieved 31 July 2011. 
  4. ^ Hyland, B. P. M.; Whiffin, T.; Zich, F. A.; et al. (Dec 2010). "Factsheet – Beilschmiedia bancroftii". Australian Tropical Rainforest Plants. Edition 6.1, online version [RFK 6.1]. Cairns, Australia: Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), through its Division of Plant Industry; the Centre for Australian National Biodiversity Research; the Australian Tropical Herbarium, James Cook University. Retrieved 24 July 2013. 
  5. ^ "Australian aborigines from Rainforests". 
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