This native shrub is commonly known as waltheria.
Waltheria indica is described as a "dicot" in the Byttneriaceae 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.
Widespread distribution across northern Australia including inland areas. Fraser Coast region just outside the southern limit.
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.