This native tree is commonly known as shiny-leaved canthium.
Psydrax odorata subsp. australiana 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.
Two forms recognised, form australiana and form subnitida. Was Canthium odoratum (Harden, McDonald and Williams, 2006). Flowers in photo visited by Eupoecila australasiae, fiddler beetle (beetle with green markings).
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 41 Fraser Coast localities: Bauple, Bauple Forest, Bidwill, Boompa, Booral, Brooweena, Burrum Heads, Craignish, Doongul, Duckinwilla, Dundowran Beach, Gigoomgan, Glenwood, Gootchie, Granville, Gundiah, Howard, Kanigan, Kawungan, Magnolia, Malarga, Mount Urah, Owanyilla, Pacific Haven, Point Vernon, River Heads, St Mary, Takura, Talegalla Weir, Tandora, Teddington, Tiaro, Tinana, Toogoom, Urangan, Urraween, Walkers Point, Wondunna, Woocoo, Yengarie, Yerra.
Fraser Coast distribution based on unverified field reports.