Conserving Eswatini's Natural and Cultural Heritage
Eswatini National Trust Commission

Our logo is adapted from a painting by Phillip Dlamini, 1998, of a purple crested turaco. In traditional Swazi dress, the red feathers feature in the royal headdress, so this bird illustration is not only a symbol for wildlife conservation, but also of cultural heritage.

Purple crested turaco

Annotated Grasses Checklist - Malolotja Nature Reserve

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Schizachyrium sanguineum (Retz.) Alston
Red autumn grass  
Common at low and medium altitudes, e.g. middle Malolotja and Mgwayisa valleys. Sometimes used as thatching grass.

Andropogon appendiculatus Nees

Abundant in high altitude sourveld grassland.

Andropogon chinensis (Nees) Merr.
(A. schinzii Hack.)
Hairy blue grass  
Uncommon, one record from track to middle Malolotja valley, medium altitude.

Andropogon eucomus Nees
Silver thread grass  
Locally abundant on moist areas e.g. vlei systems, at medium and high altitudes.

Andropogon huillensis Rendle
Large silver andropogon  
Occasionally found around vieis and seeps in high altitude grassland.

Andropogon ravus J.G.Anderson

Uncommon, one record from middle Malolotja valley.

Andropogon mannii Hook.f.
(A. platybasis J.G. Anders.)

Possibly found in Malolotja, collected by Professor Compton in the Forbes Reef area.

Andropogon ravus J.G.Anderson

Uncommon, found in high altitude sourveld grassland.

Andropogon schirensis A.Rich.
(A. schirensis var. angustifolius Stapf)

Occasionally found in grassland at various altitudes.

Cymbopogon excavatus (Hochst.) Stapf ex Burtt Davy
(C. caesius (Nees) Stapf)
Common turpentine grass  
Locally abundant in lower areas and in sheltered areas at higher altitudes.

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Our Contacts:
Head Quarters: (+268) 2416 1489/1179

King Sobhuza II Park: (+268) 2416 1489/1179

National Museum: (+268) 2416 1489/1179


Malolotja Nature Reserve: (+268) 2444 3241 / (+268) 2416 1480

Mantenga Nature Reserve and Swati Cultural Village: 2416 1151/1178

Mlawula Nature Reserve: (+268) 2383 8885 (Reception)
(+268) 2383 8453 (Senior Warden)

Magadzavane Lodge: (+268) 2343 5108/9

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