This native tree is commonly known as native hydrangea.
Abrophyllum ornans is described as a "higher dicot" in the Carpodetaceae 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.
Reported at Tinana Creek and K'gari (Fraser Island).
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.
Reported at 2 Fraser Coast localities: Fraser Island, Magnolia.
Fraser Coast distribution based on unverified field reports.