Beilschmiedia bancroftii
Scientific classification Edit this classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Magnoliids
Order: Laurales
Family: Lauraceae
Genus: Beilschmiedia
B. bancroftii
Binomial name
Beilschmiedia bancroftii

Cryptocarya bancroftii F.M.Bailey

Beilschmiedia bancroftii is a tree species in the family Lauraceae. It is native to Queensland in Australia.[2] Common names include yellow walnut, yellow nut and canary ash.[3]

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".[4] It was initially named Cryptocarya bancroftii, but later transferred to the genus Beilschmiedia in 1918 by Cyril Tenison White.[4]

Though the seeds are toxic when fresh, they were used by indigenous Australians following treatment.[5][6]


  1. ^ IUCN SSC Global Tree Specialist Group & Botanic Gardens Conservation International (BGCI). 2019. Beilschmiedia bancroftii. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2019: e.T144054753A158688404. Accessed 13 April 2023.
  2. ^ "Beilschmiedia bancroftii". Germplasm Resources Information Network. Agricultural Research Service, United States Department of Agriculture. Retrieved 10 July 2009.
  3. ^ "Australian plant common name database". Australian National Botanic Gardens. Archived from the original on 28 June 2009. Retrieved 10 July 2009.
  4. ^ a b "Beilschmiedia bancroftii". Australian Plant Name Index (APNI), IBIS database. Centre for Plant Biodiversity Research, Australian Government, Canberra. Retrieved 31 July 2011.
  5. ^ F.A. Zich; B.P.M Hyland; T. Whiffen; R.A. Kerrigan (2020). "Beilschmiedia bancroftii". Australian Tropical Rainforest Plants, Edition 8. Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO). Retrieved 21 March 2021.
  6. ^ "Australian aborigines from Rainforests". Archived from the original on 24 July 2008. Retrieved 10 January 2012.