Characters: Colonies are flabello-meandroid at the periphery, and submeandroid at the centre. Valleys are shallow, with flat floors. Columellae are usually in two rows except at valley ends, or are distributed evenly on flat areas. Colour: Usually brown or green. Valley floors and walls are usually of contrasting colours. Similar species: Symphyllia valenciennesi. See also Lobophyllia flabelliformis. Habitat: Upper reef slopes protected from wave action. Abundance: Uncommon