Meaning of name: Styphelia is from the Greek word styphelos, meaning tough or harsh, referring to the stiff, prickly leaves. Propinqua is from the Latin word propinquus meaning near, related to or resembling. It refers to an affinity with another species.
Distribution: Occurs from Yanchep to Gordon Inlet.
Description: A shrub to 1 metre tall. The white flowers are borne from February 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.