Colonies are nodular, laminar or encrusting. Nodules are usually flattened in section and club-shaped. Corallites are widely separated and circular to angular in outline, with a solid conical columella. Usually ten septa are present and these are fused with the columella. The coenosteum has fine spinules which sometimes form a ridge between the corallites.
Pale to dark greenish-brown or yellowish-green with pale branch tips. Bluish-grey in Brazil. Oral discs are usually not distinctive.
Usually occurs in shallow water, but also found in low light conditions.