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Malolotja Nature Reserve - Annotated Grasses Checklist
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Setaria nigrirostris (Nees) T.Durand & Schinz

Common in high altitude sourveld grassland and rocky outcrops.
Setaria pumila (Poir.) Roem. & Schult.
(S. pallide-fusca (Schumach.) Stapf & C.E.Hubb.)
Garden bristle grass  
Occasionally found in lawns.
Setaria sphacelata (Schumach.) Stapf & C.E.Hubb. ex M.B.Moss var. sericea (Stapf) Clayton
(S. sphacelata subsp. nodosa De Wit)
(S. sphacelata subsp. pyropea De Wit)
UmfuhloGolden setaria  
Common in grasslands at various altitudes, usually in relatively sheltered localities.
Setaria sphacelata (Schumach.) Stapf & C.E.Hubb. ex M.B.Moss var. sphacelata
(S. perennis Hack., )
(S. flabellata Stapf subsp. flabellata)

Possibly found in Malolotja, collected by Compton in the Forbes Reef area.
Melinis nerviglumis (Franch.) Zizka
(Rhynchelytrum nerviglume (Franch.) Chiov.)
(Rhynchelytrum rhodesianum (Rendle) Stapf & C.E. Hubb.)
(Rhynchelytrum setifolium (Stapf) Chiov.)
Bristleleaved redtop  
Occasionally found at various altitudes, in sourveld grassland, common on rocky areas, particularly along margins of exposed rock, at various altitudes.
Melinis repens (Willd.) Zizka subsp. repens
(Rhynchelytrum repens (Willd.) C.E. Hubb.)
Natal redtop  
Abundant on disturbed ground, especially alongside roads and on old fields.
Pennisetum clandestinum Hochst. ex Chiov.
Kikuyu grass  
Used as lawn grass. Naturalised from east African highlands.
Pennisetum macrourum Trin.

Occasionally found along valley bottoms of higher areas and in vieis, e.g. Mhlangamphepha valley, Malolotja viei.
Pennisetum sphacelatum (Nees) T.Durand & Schinz

Possibly found in Malolotja, collected by R. Compton in the Forbes Reef area.
Pennisetum thunbergii Kunth
Thunberg's pennisetum  
Occasionally found in vieis of high altitude areas.
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Site Map
Reference Material

Malolotja Nature Reserve
Malolotja Flora Checklist
Annotated Grasses Checklist
Threatened Flora
Swaziland Flora Database
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Mlawula Nature Reserve:
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