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"Genus Caryophyllia Lamarck, 1801
Diagnosis. Solitary; ceratoid, turbinate, or subcylindrical; fixed or free. Septotheca usually costate. Pali opposite S3 in one crown (or before second group of septa when hexameral symmetry obscured). Columella fascicular, formed of twisted ribbons.
Type-species: Madrepora cyathus Ellis and Solander, 1786, by subsequent designation (Broderip, 1828)." Cairns 1982, p15.