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Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Eudicots
Cladus: Core eudicots
Cladus: Rosids
Cladus: Eurosids I
Ordo: Fabales

Familia: Fabaceae
Subfamilia: Caesalpinioideae
Tribus: Acacieae
Genus: Acacia
Species: Acacia sporadica

Acacia sporadica N.G.Walsh

Muelleria 19: 3 (-6; fig. 1c-d). 2004

Acacia sporadica, also commonly known as the pale hickory wattle,[1] 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.[2]

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.[1][3]

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.[2]
See also

List of Acacia species


"Acacia sporadica N.G.Walsh Pale Hickory-Wattle". Atlas of Living Australia. Global Biodiversity Information Facility. Retrieved 13 September 2020.
"Acacia sporadica N.G.Walsh". Wattle - Acacias of Australia. Lucid Central. Retrieved 12 September 2020.
N.G. Walsh (2004). "Two new wattles endemic to Victoria" (PDF). Muelleria. 19: 3–8. ISSN 0077-1813. Wikidata Q103967128.

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