Information on the origin of Astrophytum asterias ‘Super Kabuto’ is scarce and sometimes contradictory. Apparently the first one was imported to Japan in 1980. After much propagation there is now a huge amount of variation in the forms of ‘Super Kabuto’, with some being called “V” type, some “Zebra” type, and some called “snow ball” type. They are all so interesting that you should collect as many as you can. That is what I am doing, and I have added a photo of some of the plants in my collection.