Pyxidanthera barbulata Michaux var. barbulata . Savanna Pyxiemoss, Common Pyxiemoss, Big Pyxie. Phen: Mar-Apr; May-Jun. Hab: Pine savannas, pine flatwoods, pocosin margins, edges of sandhill seepage bogs, primarily in mesic to hydric sites, in wet sands and peaty sands, occasionally extending to submesic sands, but generally with a permanently or seasonally high water table, often with Sphagnum. Dist: NY (Long Island) south to NJ, and from se. VA south to n. SC.
Origin/Endemic status: Endemic
Syn: = RAB, Va; = Pyxidanthera barbulata – F, FNA8, G, GW2, K1, K3, K4, NY, S; < Pyxidanthera barbulata – Primack & Wyatt (1975), Scott & Day (1983)