This native groundcover is commonly known as drumsticks.
Balanophora fungosa subsp. fungosa is described as a "dicot" in the Balanophoraceae 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.
Root parasite of trees. Brownish leafless totally lacking chlorophyll. (Ann Moran).
It has been recorded in the Wide Bay district in the Queensland Herbarium Census but is not listed as occurring in the Fraser Coast region in Queensland Herbarium Wildlife Online.
Fraser Coast distribution based on unverified field reports.