This native shrub is commonly known as butterfly bush.
Pavetta australiensis var. australiensis is described as a "dicot" in the Rubiaceae 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.
This is the only variety recorded in the Fraser Coast region.
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 4 Fraser Coast localities: Doongul, River Heads, St Mary, Tuan Forest.
Fraser Coast distribution based on unverified field reports.