Colony Form: Tall colonies with very long thin branches; to ~80 cm tall.
Axis: Cylindrical in cross-section.
Branches: Cylindrical, flexible and soft, elongated, undivided before reaching 50 cm long or more, with small terminal bulb; 2.0-2.5 mm across.
Apertures: Circular (or oval in dry specimens), on low convex swelling.
Mucus: Can produce a little mucus, but is not slimy.
Color: Beige to white; dries pale beige.
Sclerites: Polyp armature: flat rods of several sizes with some deformations; rods either on polyp base or on tentacles. Axial layer: purple sclerites with conic, stubby, and prominent lateral ornamentation. Middle layer: ornamented spindles ~1 mm and sometimes to 1.8 mm long. Surface layer: abundant torch-like clubs to 0.24 mm long, with thin handle and much acute ornamentation on the head.
Habitat: Oceanic reefs in 20-70 m in depth.
Distribution: Bahamas, Bermuda, South Florida, and uncommon in the Caribbean Sea.
Notes: There are very few records of the species.
References: Bayer & Deichmann (1958), Bayer (1961), Cairns (1977), Sánchez (2009).
Similar Species: Pseudoplexaura flagellosa; Pseudoplexaura wagenaari; Eunicea knighti