Chimonobambusa marmorea (Mitford) Mak.

Stems a few metres tall and to about 1 cm wide, the thick walled and relatively short internodes often coloured purplish; nodes prominent with mostly 3 branches. Leaves mostly about 8 cm long and about 1 cm wide but variable and with distinct tessellation. Sheaths marbled pinkish-purple at first but soon fading. [Arundinaria marmorea (Mitford) Mak.]


Naturalised in Victoria in the Dandenong Ranges.

Source: Spencer, R.; Aldous, D.; Stajsic, V.; McGeary, D (2005). Poaceae. In: Spencer, R.. Horticultural Flora of South-eastern Australia. Volume 5. Flowering plants. Monocotyledons. The identification of garden and cultivated plants. University of New South Wales Press.

kingdom Plantae
phylum   Tracheophyta
class    Magnoliopsida
superorder     Lilianae
order      Poales
family       Poaceae
genus        Chimonobambusa Mak.