Characters: Colonies are initially flat laminae which develop elongate, upright, bifacial fronds. Corallites are conical, regularly spaced, and have a uniform appearance. Colour: Usually grey, green or brown, with paler calices. Similar species: No other Turbinaria except T. conspicua has bifacial fronds except where unifacial fronds become fused back-to-back. Small colonies which have not developed bifacial fronds are difficult to distinguish from T. frondens. Habitat: Shallow reefs and rocky foreshores of subtropical locations. Abundance: Uncommon