Although other common names such as Tambulian, Billian and Boelian are used in
the areas of occurrence these names are not known in
Belian is a medium sized hardwood native to
low-lying alluvial flats and occasionally in adjoining low mountainous areas, growing to an average height about 35 metres.
not previously common in
1300 kg m3 green
1040 kg m3 dry
Durability: Class 1
Hardness Rating (average)
13.0 kN green
13.0 kN dry
The timber is very dense but easy to work, however even though there is little silica present some build up may occur on saws and machining knives.
The heartwood is yellowish brown to reddish brown when freshly sawn but darkens on exposure to a dark or chocolate brown with time and the sapwood is easily defined being a pale to light yellowy brown. The grain is usually straight and the texture moderately fine and even.
By comparison to most Australian Eucalypt hardwoods it has a very low shrinkage rate and is not susceptible to lyctid borer attack.