This native shrub is commonly known as native rosella.
Abelmoschus moschatus subsp. tuberosus is described as a "dicot" in the Malvaceae 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.
A few old records to the north and south of the region. More common in northern Australia.
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.