Beauty sea plume
Pinnate, plumose, <1 m tall.
cylindrical, short and thin, usually 2.5-4.0 cm long (to 7.0 cm), crowded and not usually paired, <4.0 mm apart, arising at an angle toward branch tip of 45º or less, and not strictly in one plane.
Flush; no calices; polyps arranged in multiple series on each side of pinnule, separated by narrow naked tract on front and back.
Dries yellow to grayish brown with purple tinge.
Polyp armature: narrow slender rods with enlarged tuberculate ends, to 0.08 mm long. Body wall: scaphoids (curved sclerites) with transverse ornamentation on convex side developed as continuous collar-like ridges rather than individual tubercles, to 0.14 mm long; narrow spindles to 0.16 mm long.
On reefs; depth range unknown.
South Florida, Cuba.