The Bowerbanki coral, assigned to the genus Homophyllia in 2016, is a large polyp stony (LPS) coral. The thick-walled, circular corallites of the Bowerbanki coral appear joined directly to one another by fused walls. The corallites are irregularly shaped and may be arranged individually or in short valleys with continuous walls containing several corallites. The skeleton is covered with folded, fleshy tissue. Bowerbanki corals can appear in shades of gold, green, blue, yellow, purple, orange and red.