This native shrub is commonly known as straggly lantern-bush.
Abutilon oxycarpum is described as a "higher dicot" in the Malvaceae 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.
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 11 Fraser Coast localities: Bauple, Boompa, Boonooroo Plains, Doongul, Kanigan, Magnolia, Malarga, St Mary, Talegalla Weir, Woocoo, Yerra.
Fraser Coast distribution based on unverified field reports.