This native groundcover is commonly known as bottlebrush grass tree.
Xanthorrhoea macronema is described as a "monocot" in the Xanthorrhoeaceae family.
Flagged as a potential locally significant species in the Fraser Coast Region. In the Queensland Nature Conservation Act it is classified as Least Concern. Under the Federal Environment Protection Biodiversity Conservation Act it is not classified.
Uncommon in the Fraser Coast region recorded on K'gari (Fraser Island). Also reported on the mainland at Poona and Tinnanbar.
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 3 Fraser Coast localities: K'gari, Poona, Tinnanbar.
Fraser Coast distribution based on unverified field reports.