A globose cactus plant that can become columnar over time. One of the most beautiful and rarest Astrophytums, highly appreciated by cactus lovers. Its particular epidermis is entirely covered with numerous white dots. It can have three to ten (most commonly five) well-marked ribs, with a well-defined border of white downy areoles, which over time take on a yellowish color. 'Fukuryu (type A)' is well recognizable by the presence of additional partial horn-like ribs between the standard ribs of the plant. During spring, at the apex of the plant, large funnel-shaped yellow inflorescences bloom.