This native tree is commonly known as thorny yellow-wood.
Zanthoxylum brachyacanthum 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.
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 5 Fraser Coast localities: Bauple, Duckinwilla, Malarga, Mount Urah, River Heads.
Fraser Coast distribution based on unverified field reports.