Malolotja Nature Reserve: Annotated Grasses Checklist
Digitaria ternata (A.Rich.) Stapf
Occasionally found at various altitudes, on disturbed ground.
Digitaria tricholaenoides Stapf
Common in high altitude sourveld grassland.
Alloteropsis semialata (R.Br.) Hitchc. subsp. eckloniana (Nees) Gibbs Russell
Abundant throughout high altitude grassland.
Brachiaria bovonei (Chiov.) Robyns
Wiry signal grass
Uncommon, one record from next to Nkomati viewpoint road, at high altitude.
Brachiaria brizantha (A.Rich.) Stapf
Common signal grass Siswati: Ipunte
Common in valleys at lower altitudes, often on previously cultivated areas.
Brachiaria serrata (Thunb.) Stapf
(B. serrata var. serrata)
Occasionally found in high altitude grassland and rocky outcrops.
Axonopus affinis Chase
(A. compressus sensu Chippind., non (Swart)z Beauv.)
Used as lawn grass, also found in shady areas e.g. wattle forests at high altitudes. Naturalised from tropical America.
Paspalum dilatatum Poir.
Occasionally found on disturbed ground, at high altitudes. Naturalised from South America.
Paspalum scrobiculatum L.
(P. commersonii Lam.)
(P. orbiculare Forst.)
Fairly common in high altitude grasslands, particularly in short grass areas and old fields.
Paspalum urvillei Steud.
Found in disturbed ground, possibly seed brought in with building sand, at office, workshop, labourers compound, abundant at Ngwenya mine. Naturalised from South America.