Malolotja Nature Reserve: Annotated Grasses Checklist

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Pentaschistis natalensis Stapf

Uncommon, recorded from rocky outcrops at high altitudes.

Phragmites australis (Cav.) Steud.
(P. communis Trin.)
UrnhlangaCommon reed  
Common along streams and rivers at various altitudes.

Agrostis barbuligera Stapf var. longipilosa Gooss. & Papendorf

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

Agrostis continuata Stapf

Uncommon, found along streams at high altitudes.

Agrostis eriantha Hack. var. eriantha

Occasional, usually on disturbed areas, at high altitudes.

Agrostis lachnantha Nees var. lachnantha
(A. huttoniae (Hack.) C.E. Hubb.)

Uncommon, found along streams at high altitudes.

Agrostis montevidensis Spreng. ex Nees
Fog grass  
Occasionally found in high altitude areas, on disturbed ground. Naturalised from South America.

Aristida congesta Roem. & Schult. subsp. congesta
Tassel bristlegrass  
Occasionally found in high altitude grasslands.

Aristida junciformis Trin. & Rupr. subsp. junciformis
Ngongoni bristlegrass  
Occasionally found in medium to high altitude grasslands and disturbed areas.

Aristida sciurus Stapf
Tall three-awned grass  
Occasionally found along valley bottoms at medium and high altitudes.

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