TRADE NAME

BELI (AWOURA )

 

SCIENTIFIC NAME

Paraberlinia bifoliolata Pellegr. (= Julbernardia pellegriniana Troupin)

 

FAMILY

Caesalpiniaceae

 


 

REGIONAL DISTRIBUTION

Central Africa

Cameroon : EKOP-BELI
Gabon : AWOURA

Pr. = NEGL. Ex. = NEGL.

 


 

SAPWOOD

Clearly demarcated

 

HEARTWOOD

  • Colour : Brown with yellowish veins
  • Grain : Slightly/occasionally interlocked
  • Texture : Medium
  • Silver figure : -

 


 

TECHNOLOGICAL PROPERTIES

  • Green weight (kg/m3) = 1000
  • Specific gravity at 12% M.C. (kg/m3) MV12 = (heavy) 770
  • Volumetric swelling for 1% MC variation V% (large) 0.59
  • Total tangential swelling T% = 9.8
  • Total radial swelling R% = 4.5
  • Crushing strength (N/mm2) C12 = 68
  • Static bending strength (N/mm2) F12 = 179
  • Modulus of elasticity (N/mm2) E12 = 14300

 


 

END USE

  • High-class furniture
  • Decorative sliced veneers
  • House-framing(for local use mainly)
  • Fine interior joinery

 


 

REMARKS

  • Natural durability : Moderate
  • Lyctus susceptibility : No
  • Preservative treatment : Resistant
  • Other remarks :
    Some logs present striping pattern similar to zingana.