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: (2005). Poaceae. In: . Horticultural Flora of South-eastern Australia. Volume 5. Flowering plants. Monocotyledons. The identification of garden and cultivated plants. University of New South Wales Press.