Characters: Colonies consist of dense thickets of short upright tapered branches. Colonies may form extensive single-species stands in shallow water. Axial corallites are exsert and tubular. Radial corallites are irregular in size and tubular, with sharp-edged lips.
Colour: Uniform pale or dark brown.
Habitat: Shallow reef environments.
Abundance: Usually uncommon.
Similar species: Acropora pectinatus , Acropora yongei
Taxonomic note: This species was incorrectly synonymised with Acropora yongei by Veron and Wallace (1984). Source reference: Veron (2000). Taxonomic reference: Scheer and Pillai (1983).