This native shrub is commonly known as woolly xanthosia.
Xanthosia pilosa is described as a "higher dicot" in the Apiaceae 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.
Recorded on K'gari (Fraser Island) with only one record further north in Port Curtis District.
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.
Reported at 1 Fraser Coast locality: Tinnanbar.
Fraser Coast distribution based on unverified field reports.