Characters: Colonies consist of thin tapered branches which irregularly fuse. There are no basal laminae. Corallites are superficial giving branches a smooth appearance. Colour: Uniform pale grey with yellow tips to branches. Similar species: Porites sillimaniana, which has branches of similar size and appearance but has flat laminar bases. Calice characters are closest to P. ornata. Habitat: Shallow protected fringing reefs. Abundance: Locally common.