Scientific Name: Terminalia mantaly H. Perrier
Synonyms:Terminalia neotaliala Capuron
Unique ID: 157
Sub Class: Polypetalae
English – Madagascar almond
Description: Terminalia mantaly grows 10-20 m with an erect stem and neat, conspicuously layered branches. Bark pale grey, smooth and rather mottled. Leaves smooth, bright green when young, in terminal rosettes of 4-9 unequal leaves on short, thickened stems; length up to 7 cm, apex broadly rounded, base very tapered, margin wavy. Flowers small, greenish, in erect spikes to 5 cm long. Fruit small oval; seeds, about 1.5 cm long with no obvious wings.
Habitat: T. mantaly is usually evergreen at higher altitudes; it is drought resistant once established.
Distribution: Native to Madagascar
Uses: Tannin, dyes; medicine; shade,ornamental