Beli (Julbernardia pellegriniana Troupin)


Common names: Zebreli, Zebrali, Awoura, Ekop-Beli, Erop-beli, Beli, Awoura


Distribution : Africa


Color/appearance : Heartwood is a light brown, commonly with alternating darker stripes throughout. Quartersawn sections in particular exhibit a Zebrawood-like appearance. Wide sapwood is a pale yellow and is clearly demarcated from the heartwood, and lacks the darker stripes.


Janka hardness: 1,480 lbf


Density: 4.00 lbf


Shrinkage: 1

Radial (thickness): 4.3%

Tangential (width): 8.9%,

Volumetric (total): 13.2%,

T/R Ratio (width to depth): 2.1


Allergies/Toxicity: 1 Besides the standard health risks associated with any type of wood dust, no further health reactions have been associated with Beli


Sustainability: CITES: No, IUCN: No


Common Uses: General construction, beams, joists, boards, flooring, parquet, frames, steps, panelling, fittings, furniture and cabinets, luxury furniture, cabinets, plywood and veneer, Decorative veneer, turning, ornaments, turned furniture, containers, truck bodies, truck flooring


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