This native shrub is commonly known as forest grass tree.
Reported at 50 Fraser Coast localities: Antigua, Bauple Forest, Beaver Rock, Beelbi Creek, Bidwill, Boompa, Boonooroo Plains, Booral, Brooweena, Burgowan, Burrum Heads, Burrum River, Cherwell, Craignish, Doongul, Duckinwilla, Dundathu, Dundowran, Dunmora, Fraser Island, Glenwood, Granville, Howard, Kanigan, Magnolia, Mount Urah, Pacific Haven, Poona, Prawle, River Heads, St Mary, Sunshine Acres, Susan River, Takura, Talegalla Weir, Tandora, Teddington, Tin Can Bay, Tinana, Tinnanbar, Toogoom, Torbanlea, Tuan Forest, Urangan, Walkers Point, Walliebum, Walligan, Wondunna, Yengarie, Yerra.
It has been recorded in the Wide Bay district in the Queensland Herbarium Census and is listed as occurring in the Fraser Coast region in Queensland Herbarium Wildlife Online.
In the Queensland Nature Conservation Act this taxon is classified as Least Concern.
Under the Federal Environment Protection Biodiversity Conservation Act it is not classified.
Xanthorrhoea johnsonii is described as a "monocot" in the Xanthorrhoeaceae family.
In Fraser Coast region recorded at Tandora and Fraser Island. Developing flower spikes pulled down and eaten by grey kangaroos and red necked wallabies (Lindsay Titmarsh) resulting in damage to the spike (photo above).
Fraser Coast distribution based on unverified field reports.