Beilschmiedia bancroftii

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Beilschmiedia bancroftii
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): 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]


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  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.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
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