This is an endemic Queensland tree with a range extending from SE Qld to Torres Strait. It occurs in gallery forest and drier rain forest from near sea level to 600 m.
The compound leaves have leaflet blades about 4-10 x 2-4 cm. Fruits range in size from 4-16mm diam.
In the Townsville region Vitex melicopea was first recorded at Mount Elliot by Eugene Fitzalan in 1860. In recent years NPQ Townwville members have found it at Mount Stuart and Emmett Creek.
The species is rarely seen in cultivation but it has proved an attractive small garden tree (photo below) for one of our members who propagated it from seed several years ago.