This native shrub is commonly known as straggly lantern-bush.
Reported at 9 Fraser Coast localities: Bauple, Boompa, Boonooroo Plains, Doongul, Kanigan, Magnolia, Malarga, Talegalla Weir, Yerra.
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.
In the Queensland Nature Conservation Act this taxon is classified as Least Concern.
Under the Federal Environment Protection Biodiversity Conservation Act it is not classified.
Abutilon oxycarpum is described as a "higher dicot" in the Malvaceae family.
Fraser Coast distribution based on unverified field reports.