This native tree is commonly known as shatterwood.
Backhousia sciadophora is described as a "dicot" in the Myrtaceae family.
In the Queensland Nature Conservation Act it is classified as Least Concern. Under the Federal Environment Protection Biodiversity Conservation Act it is not classified.
An outlier report from near Rockhampton. Northern limit appears to be the Sunshine Coast area.
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.
Reported at 1 Fraser Coast locality: St Mary.
Fraser Coast distribution based on unverified field reports.