There are at least 10 totally unrelated species (i.e., they are all from different genera) that have beli as all or part of one or more of their common names and I have no idea which of them are represented on this page.
my samples: NOTE: these pics were all taken in very bright incandescent lighting --- colors will vary under other lighting conditions
NOTE: these are "my" samples only in that the pics were provided to my by John Fuher, whom I thank for this and many other contributions to the site.
two views of a plank of beli / Julbernardia pellegriniana --- the colors here are just slightly off; see the pics below that show the plank and a bowl for the correct color
face grain closeup and end grain closeup of the piece directly above --- the colors here are just slightly off; see the pics below that show the plank and a bowl for the correct color
two views of the plank and a shallow bowl that was turned from one end of it. The bowl has been finished and there are more pics of the bowl are at the bottom of this page
planks listed as African beli
both sides of a plank and a closeup
two shot of a 10"x2" bowl turned and photographed by John Fuher, whom I thank for the pics. This was turned from the plank shown up in my own samples at the top of this page.