This native tree is commonly known as little evodia.
Melicope rubra 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.
Census records all North Queensland. Craignish report may have been cultivated or a garden escape.
It has not been recorded in the Wide Bay district in the Queensland Herbarium Census and is not listed as occurring in the Fraser Coast region in Queensland Herbarium Wildlife Online.
Reported at 2 Fraser Coast localities: Craignish, Point Vernon.
Fraser Coast distribution based on unverified field reports.