Meaning of name: Styphelia is from the Greek word styphelos, meaning tough or harsh, referring to the stiff, prickly leaves. Macrocalyx comes from the Greek words macros, meaning large or long, and calyx, meaning cup or calyx.
Distribution: Occurs from Dandaragan to Kojonup.
Description: A shrub to 1 metre tall. The white flowers are hairy inside and are borne from April to July.
References: Western Australian Plant Names and their Meanings, a Glossary. FA Sharr. 1996.
Flora of the Perth Region. NG Marchant, JR Wheeler, BL Rye, EM Bennett, NS Lander, TD Macfarlane. 1987.