This native tree is commonly known as weeping lilly pilly.
Waterhousea floribunda is described as a "dicot" in the Myrtaceae 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.
Recognised name in the Australian Plant Census is Syzygium floribundum. Regarded as a wetland species in Queensland WetlandInfo.
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 21 Fraser Coast localities: Bauple, Bauple Forest, Bidwill, Brooweena, Doongul, Duckinwilla, Gootchie, Gundiah, Howard, Magnolia, Maryborough, Mount Urah, Pioneers Rest, Point Vernon, St Mary, Talegalla Weir, Teddington, Tiaro, Tinana, Tuan Forest, Yerra.
Fraser Coast distribution based on unverified field reports.