This native shrub is commonly known as wallum phebalium.
Phebalium woombye is described as a "dicot" in the Rutaceae 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.
Usualy flowers are white. A pink flowered variant is known from inland localities including Mt Walsh and Gundiah (Stanley and Ross).
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 14 Fraser Coast localities: Beelbi Creek, Burrum Heads, Burrum Town, Craignish, Dundowran, Howard, K'gari, Mount Urah, Pacific Haven, Poona, St Mary, Takura, Tinnanbar, Tuan Forest.
Fraser Coast distribution based on unverified field reports.