This introduced tree is commonly known as butterfly tree.
Bauhinia monandra is described as a "dicot" in the Leguminosae family.
In the Queensland Nature Conservation Act it is not classified as it is not native to Queensland. Under the Federal Environment Protection Biodiversity Conservation Act it is not classified.
A native of Madagascar that has become naturalised in northern Queensland (Biosecurity Queensland, 2011 Factsheet). Reported as growing in some reserve areas in Point Vernon.
It has not been recorded in the Wide Bay district in the Queensland Herbarium Census but is listed as occurring in the Fraser Coast region in Queensland Herbarium Wildlife Online.
Reported at 1 Fraser Coast locality: Point Vernon.
Fraser Coast distribution based on unverified field reports.