Malolotja Nature Reserve: Annotated Grasses Checklist

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Prosphytochloa prehensilis (Nees) Schweick.
(Potamophila prehensilis (Nees) Benth.)

Occasionally found in the undergrowth of indigenous forests, e.g. Malolotja valley below Malolotja falls, below Maphandakazi falls.

Leersia hexandra Sw.

Occasionally found in moist or wet areas, e.g. Malolotja vlei, middle Malolotja river.

Ehrharta erecta Lam. var. erecta

Occasionally found in forests at high altitudes, especially exotic forests.

Ehrharta erecta Lam. var. natalensis Stapf

Common in forests at high altitudes, especially exotic forests.

Arundinella nepalensis Trin.
River grass  
Locally common along streams and vieis at various altitudes.

Tristachya leucothrix Nees
(T. hispida (L. f.) K. Schum.)
(Apochaete hispida (L. f.) J.B. Phipps)
Trident grass  
Common in sourveld grassland areas at high altitudes.

Trichopteryx dregeana Nees

Locally common, in clumps, at higher altitudes, usually in moist, sheltered areas.

Loudetia densispica (Rendle) C.E.Hubb.

Common in the middle Malolotja Valley.

Loudetia simplex (Nees) C.E.Hubb.
Common russet grass  
Both the hairy and smooth forms are abundant, in open grassland at various altitudes.

Helictotrichon turgidulum (Stapf) Schweick.

Uncommon, found in the Forbes Reef area, in grassland and amongst wattles.

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