Colonies are small, composed of contorted laminae sometimes in whorls or tiers and upright contorted branches which are irregularly fused. Corallites are immersed with irregular thecal papillae. Coenosteum papillae are numerous and are infrequently fused into ridges.
Cream, blue (which may photograph purple) or brown, often with white ridges.
Taxonomic note: This species is divisible into several smaller semi-distinct taxonomic units. Source reference: Veron (2000). Taxonomic reference: Veron and Wallace (1984). Additional identification guides: Veron (1986), Nishihira and Veron (1995).
displaying probable distribution of species. Points indicate recorded sightings from OBIS.