Bamboo battens

One of our many winter projects will be to replace the battens on the Junk-rigged SUMMER WIND with bamboo. They don't last as long as other materials but it's a more "authentic" look. I wrote to Tom Colvin and he suggested B. Textilis as the variety of choice. He had extensive research on the topic from 45 years ago. I'm looking for a source and I'll update our progress.