Lowish bamboo with spreading rhizomes. Stems slender, 1 m or more tall, slightly waxy beneath the nodes which have 1-2 branches at the base. Leaves to 16 cm or so long, 2-3 cm wide, abruptly tapered at the base. Sheaths purplish, densely downy, the down being lost with age. Flowers fairly frequently. [Arundinaria auricoma Mitford]
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.