This native tree is commonly known as yellow aspen.
Pitaviaster haplophyllus is described as a "dicot" in the Rutaceae 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.
Distribution all north of Townsville except one disjunct area on K'gari (Fraser Island).
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 1 Fraser Coast locality: K'gari.
Fraser Coast distribution based on unverified field reports.