Scientific Name:

Eusideroxylon zwageri  

General Description:

Belian is the product of a single species, Eusideroxylon zwageri, in Sabah and Sarawak. The timber seasons slowly witb a tendency for checking and splitting.  

Timber Description

  • Density: 835-1,180 kg/m3
  • Heartwood: light brown to almost bright yellow when freshly but darkens on exposure to a deep reddish brown, becoming very dark brown, or even black with age.
  • Sapwood: well defined by colour

 Spot Characters:

  • Texture is moderately fine to fine and even
  • Grain is straight