This native tree is commonly known as giant ironwood.
Backhousia subargentea is described as a "dicot" in the Myrtaceae family.
Flagged as a potential locally significant species in the Fraser Coast Region. In the Queensland Nature Conservation Act it is classified as Least Concern. Under the Federal Environment Protection Biodiversity Conservation Act it is not classified.
Uncommon in the Fraser Coast region recorded at Tinana Creek, Mt Bauple, Mt Kanigan, Grongah National Park and Wongi National Park. Records at Stony Range (Woocoo National Park) and Fairlies Knob are at the northen part of main area of distribution (Peter Young). Previously known as Choricarpia subargentea (Australian Plant Census).
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 7 Fraser Coast localities: Bauple, Glenwood, Gootchie, Kanigan, Malarga, Teddington, Woocoo.
Fraser Coast distribution based on unverified field reports.