Cladonia floerkeana forma
Primary thallus formed of small persistent straightened and cut scales, greyish, gray in dry weather, more greenish-grey in wet weather, sometimes tinged with brown-orange at the base by weathering. Podetions 2-3 cm tall, simple and unbranched, without cup at top but often with widening (but never a scyphus), entire surface and top covered with small gray scaly scales, no granules or soredia. Apothecia and pycnidia abundant, bright red, often in groups and forming a "bouquet". C-, K- or K+/- yellow, KC-, Pd-. Form coming at the foot of the rocks in the heather in the Capes very exposed to winds and spray.
N.B. Entirely scaly form which is also distinguished from the type by its luxuriance.