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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Ischaemum fasciculatum Brongn.
(I. arcuatum (Nees) Stapf)

Common along streams and rivers, low to medium altitudes.

Elionurus muticus (Spreng.) Kunth
(Elyonurus argenteus Nees)
Wire lemongrasssilky grasswire grass  
Uncommon, found in grasslands at medium and high altitudes.

Rottboellia cochinchinensis (Lour.) Clayton
(R. exaltata L. f.)

Possibly found in Malolotja, collected by Professor Compton near Nkomati river.

Imperata cylindrica Beauvis.
Cottonwool grass   Siswati: Umtenti
Common in valleys at lower altitudes, e.g. middle Malolotja valley, occasionally found at higher altitudes in sheltered areas.

Miscanthus junceus (Stapf) Pilg.
(Miscanthidium junceum Stapf)

Occasionally found in valleys, at various altitudes.

Eriochrysis brachypogon (Stapf) Stapf

Fairly common in vieis of higher areas. Type specimen collected by Compton in the Forbes Reef area. Rare in southern Africa.

Eriochrysis pallida Munro

Occasionally found in vieis at higher altitudes.

Sorghum bicolor (L.) Moench subsp. arundinaceum (Desv.) de Wet & Harlan
(S. verticilliflorum (Steud.) Stapf)

Possibly found in Malolotja, collected by Compton near Nkomati river.

Eulalia villosa (Thunb.) Nees
Golden velvetgrass  
Abundant in high altitude grassland.

Bothriochloa bladhii (Retz.) S.T.Blake
Purple plumed grass  
Common at low and medium 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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