Terminalia is a genus of large trees of the flowering plant family Combretaceae, comprising nearly 300 species distributed in tropical regions of the world. The genus name derives from the Latin word terminus, referring to the fact that the leaves appear at the very tips of the shoots. Terminalia mantaly is a deciduous or evergreen tree with conspicuously layered branches, growing 10 - 20 metres tall. The bole is erect.
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. Habitat is Forests at low elevations. The bark and wood are astringent. They are used in the treatment of dysentery. The tree is used in reforestation schemes. The bark and the wood contain tannins and are used for dyeing.