One of our true novelty bamboos - sure to attract all plant-nerds.
The 'bait' is the incredible eyelashes that appear on each branch. Many bamboos have oral setae (hairs/bristles) that grow on or near the auricles (connecting area of the culm sheath and blade). This bamboo develops exaggerated fans of hairs giving them the appearance of false eyelashes.
Collected in Phu An (Vietnam) Bamboo Village by Dr. Cliff Sussman and sent to USDA quarantine, it was released in 2018 and is now test-growing at Tropical Bamboo Nursery.