Characters: Colonies are composed of short irregularly dividing knob-like branches. Corallites have short blunt septal spines and a prominent palisade of vertical spines above the wall. Polyps are long when extended.
Colour: Dark greenish-brown, grey or chocolate, sometimes with white oral cones and/or tentacle tips.
Similar Species: Alveopora fenestrata, which is distinguished by growth-form, lack of spines around the corallites and larger corallites.
Habitat: Shallow reef environments.