Terminalia Mantaly is a deciduous or evergreen tree with conspicuously layered branches. The tree is harvested from the wild for local use as a medicine and source of dyes and tannins. It can be used in reforestation projects and is a good shade tree, often being grown as an ornamental and to provide shade along streets.
A plant of the semi-arid to moist tropics, where it can be found at elevations up to 1,500 metres. It grows best in areas where the mean maximum and minimum annual temperatures are within the range 20 – 28°c, though it can tolerate 15 – 36°c. It prefers a mean annual rainfall in the range 500 – 1,200mm, though can tolerate from 300 – 1,500mm.