This native tree is commonly known as lemon ironwood.
Backhousia citriodora 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.
Distribution coastal from Sydney to Cairns. No Fraser Coast region records.
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: Point Vernon.
Fraser Coast distribution based on unverified field reports.