Colonies form thickets of intertwining bottlebrush branches, usually with only the distal 200 millimetres being alive. Branches divide irregularly and at frequent intervals to give a bushy colony shape. Axial and incipient axial corallites are tubular and tapered. Radial corallites are short and appressed.
Pale brown, often with yellow branchlet tips.
Usually restricted to protected back reefs with clear water and soft substrates.