This native tree is commonly known as coast canthium.
Cyclophyllum coprosmoides var. spathulatum is described as a "dicot" in the Rubiaceae 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.
In the Fraser Coast region recorded only on K'gari (Fraser Island). A littoral species (Rainforest Trees and Shrubs (Harden, McDonald and Williams). Also reported at Beelbi Creek.
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 1 Fraser Coast locality: St Mary.
Fraser Coast distribution based on unverified field reports.