This native tree is commonly known as lignum-vitae.
Vitex lignum-vitae is described as a "higher dicot" in the Lamiaceae 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.
Previously known as Premna lignum-vitae (Australian Plant Census).
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 17 Fraser Coast localities: Bauple, Boompa, Brooweena, Craignish, Doongul, Duckinwilla, Dundowran Beach, Howard, Magnolia, Malarga, Mount Urah, River Heads, St Mary, Takura, Talegalla Weir, Teddington, Urraween.
Fraser Coast distribution based on unverified field reports.