This introduced vine or climber is commonly known as climbing cactus.
Acanthocereus tetragonus is described as a "higher dicot" in the Cactaceae family.
In the Queensland Nature Conservation Act it is not classified as it is not native to Queensland. Under the Federal Environment Protection Biodiversity Conservation Act it is not classified.
It has not been recorded in the Wide Bay district in the Queensland Herbarium Census and is not listed as occurring in the Fraser Coast region in Queensland Herbarium Wildlife Online.
Reported at 2 Fraser Coast localities: Howard, Point Vernon.
Fraser Coast distribution based on unverified field reports.