This native tree is commonly known as red fruited lilly pilly.
Syzygium hodgkinsoniae is described as a "dicot" in the Myrtaceae family.
In the Queensland Nature Conservation Act it is classified as Vulnerable. Under the Federal Environment Protection Biodiversity Conservation Act it is classified as Vulnerable.
Nearest record is south-east of Gympie.
It has been recorded in the Wide Bay district in the Queensland Herbarium Census but is not listed as occurring in the Fraser Coast region in Queensland Herbarium Wildlife Online.
Fraser Coast distribution based on unverified field reports.