Gray, 1847, p. 128



Corallum colonial and attached; corallum shape encrusting, foliose, massive, columnar, branching, different shapes can occur in the same colony; budding intratentacular; synapticulotheca; calical arrangement thamnasterioid, cerioid, plocoid, meandroid; radial elements connected by synapticulae; radial elements are compact septa or bisepta with ornamented margins; septa fuse towards the centre of the calice and form fan-like groups, or not; septal faces ornamented; pali absent; endothecal dissepiments present or absent; columella present or absent; pseudocoenosteum present in non cerioid genera; collines present or absent; polyp mesenteries continuous between polyps in non cerioid genera.


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