Malolotja Nature Reserve: Annotated Grasses Checklist

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Cynodon dactylon (L.) Pers.
Couch grass   Siswati: Sinandi
Common, usually found in short grass areas, on old termitara and invading bare areas.

Harpochloa falx (L.f.) Kuntze
Caterpillar grass  
Common in high altitude grasslands.

Ctenium concinnum Nees
Sickle grass  
Abundant in high altitude grasslands.

Chloris pycnothrix Trin.
Spiderweb chloris  
Uncommon, recorded from the Mgwayisa valley.

Eleusine coracana (L.) Gaertn. subsp. africana (Kenn.-O'Byrne) Hilu & de Wet
African finger millet  
Uncommon, weed in garden.

Pogonarthria squarrosa (Roem. & Schult.) Pilg.
Herringbone grass  
Occasionally found in lower lying valleys, such as the middle Malolotja valley.

Bewsia biflora (Hack.) Gooss.
(Diplachne biflora Hack. ex Schinz)

Occasionally found in high altitude grasslands.

Trichoneura grandiglumis (Nees) Ekman
Rolling grass  
Occasionally found in high altitude grasslands and disturbed areas.

Koeleria capensis (Steud.) Nees
June grass  
Occasionally found in high altitude grasslands.

Stiburus alopecuroides (Hack.) Stapf

Occasionally found along streams and vieis in high altitude grasslands.

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