This native aquatic plant is commonly known as ferny azolla.
Reported at 9 Fraser Coast localities: Bauple Forest, Beelbi Creek, Duckinwilla, Howard, Pialba, Talegalla Weir, Tinana, Tuan Forest, Yengarie.
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.
Azolla pinnata is described as a "fern" in the Salviniaceae family.
Regarded as a wetland species in Queensland WetlandInfo.
Fraser Coast distribution based on unverified field reports.