Thulin, M. (1993) Combretaceae in Flora of Somalia 1: 247-254
Plants trees, to 19(-15) m tallarge, spreading crown; bark greyish, fissured; young branchlets tomentose. Leaves alternate; petioles 1-2(-4) cm long; blades obovate, up to 16 cm long and 10 cm wide, sericeous to tomentose when young, bases attenutate to rounded, tips obtuse to subacute. Inflorescences spikes up to 12 cm long. Flowers emerging with the leaves, white or cream, glabrous outside. Fruits 2.5-6 cm long, 1.7-4 cm wide, broadly elliptic, reddish, glabrous; stipes 5-7 mm long.
Terminalia brownii grows in woodland and bushland at 900-1600 m in region N1 of the Flora of Somalia, at around 250 m in region S1 and in Ethiopia, Sudan, Uganda, Tanzania, Eastern Zire, and Nigeria.
Both leaves and barkare used medicinally to treat jaundice, urino-genital problems and as an anthelmintic. Therefore, it is not uncommon to see bark of the tree carrying scars on its trunk. Other uses include lopping branches for livestock feed (leaves), firewood, charcoal, and utensils. It is good for use as windbreak and for shade.