Coast Euodia - profile

Indicative distribution

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The areas shown in pink and/purple are the sub-regions where the species or community is known or predicted to occur. They may not occur thoughout the sub-region but may be restricted to certain areas. ( click here to see geographic restrictions). The information presented in this map is only indicative and may contain errors and omissions.
Scientific name: Melicope vitiflora
Conservation status in NSW: Endangered
Commonwealth status: Not listed
Gazetted date: 06 Dec 2002
Profile last updated: 21 Aug 2018


Coast Euodia is a small tree up to 14 m high. The leaf is divided into three oval-shaped leaflets that are 10-20cm long, and are soft and moderately thick. These leaflets are narrowed at the apex and base. The midrib and lateral veins are distinct, especially on the lower surface. The leaves have many obvious oil dots. The main leaf stem is 2-14 cm long. The two side leaflets have short (3-12 mm) stems, however, the stem of the middle leaflet is much longer (7-25 mm) and is jointed near the apex. The branchlets are finely hairy and flattened where they join the stem. The small white flowers occur in a clump at the end of the branch; seeds are shiny, black and held in a capsule. Flowers occur in late spring to early summer.


Coast Euodia occurs in Queensland and reaches its southern limit in NSW, where it is largely restricted to coastal areas around Brunswick Heads and Ocean Shores, Broken Head, also in the Tweed Valley and the Nightcap Range. In NSW, it is known from a small number of locations. It is reserved in Broken Head Nature Reserve, Brunswick Heads Nature Reserve and Whian Whian State Conservation Area.

Habitat and ecology

  • Coast Euodia grows in subtropical and littoral rainforest.
  • All populations are thought to be small.

Regional distribution and habitat

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Recovery strategies

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Information sources

IBRA Bioregion IBRA Subregion Known or predicted Geographic restrictions region
South Eastern QueenslandBurringbar-Conondale Ranges Known None
South Eastern QueenslandScenic Rim Known None
South Eastern QueenslandSunshine Coast-Gold Coast Lowlands Predicted None