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Terminalia Mantaly

Terminalia mantaly, also known as Madagascar Almond or Umbrella Tree, is a species of flowering tree belonging to the Combretaceae family. Native to Madagascar and other regions in the western Indian Ocean, it is a fast-growing and attractive tree known for its ornamental and medicinal properties. Here is a description of Terminalia mantaly:

  1. Size and Shape: Terminalia mantaly is a medium to large-sized evergreen tree that can reach heights of 15 to 30 meters (50 to 100 feet). It has a symmetrical, umbrella-like crown with spreading branches, giving it a distinctive and elegant appearance.

  2. Leaves: The leaves of Terminalia mantaly are simple, alternate, and oblong to elliptical in shape. They are glossy green and have a leathery texture. The leaves create a dense canopy, providing shade and making the tree suitable for landscaping and gardens.

  3. Flowers: The tree produces small, inconspicuous, cream-colored flowers that are arranged in dense spikes or panicles. The flowers are not particularly showy, but they are attractive to pollinators such as bees and butterflies.

  4. Fruits: After flowering, Terminalia mantaly develops small, round or ovoid fruits that are green when young and turn brown as they mature. The fruits contain a single seed and are dispersed by birds and other animals.

  5. Bark: The bark of Terminalia mantaly is smooth and grayish-brown, becoming rougher and fissured with age.

  6. Habitat and Cultivation: Terminalia mantaly is well-adapted to tropical and subtropical climates. It prefers well-drained soil and full sunlight but can also tolerate partial shade. The tree is drought-tolerant and relatively low-maintenance, making it suitable for landscaping in various regions.

  7. Uses: Terminalia mantaly has several uses in traditional medicine. Different parts of the tree, including the leaves, bark, and roots, are used to treat various ailments and conditions. Additionally, the seeds of the tree have been used to produce oil, which can be used in cooking and for various industrial purposes.

Due to its attractive appearance and medicinal properties, Terminalia mantaly is often planted as an ornamental tree in parks, gardens, and along roadsides. Its fast growth rate and adaptability to different environments make it a valuable species for both aesthetic and practical purposes.


  • Terminalia Mantaly

    Original price Rs. 150.00
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