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Acacia sporadica
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Occurrence data from AVH

Acacia sporadica, also commonly known as the pale hickory wattle, is a shrub of the genus Acacia and the subgenus Phyllodineae that is native to a small area in Victoria


The root suckering shrub typically grows to a height of around 3 m (9.8 ft) and has glabrous branchlets. Like most species of Acacia it has phyllodes rather than true leaves. The evergreen blue-green and glabrous phyllodes have an asymmetric obovate to oblanceolate shape that can sometimes be almost elliptic. The phyllodes have a length of 2.5 to 6.5 cm (0.98 to 2.56 in) and a width of 7 to 32 mm (0.28 to 1.26 in) and have a prominent midrib and marginal nerves.


The species was first formally described by the botanist Neville Walsh in 2004 as part of the work Two new wattles endemic to Victoria as published in the journal Muelleria.


It has a disjunct distribution from around the Howqua River, and Carboor East and in areas close to Taradale where it is often situated on rocky hills as a part of woodlands or Eucalyptus forest communities.

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