Where to start? The fleshy branching structure of ivory arms are a scaffold to steely blue starbursts of long canoe shaped leaves, each with a neat fold down the centre line. Above these, mustard tubes extend to support a large icecream cone of burgundy bracts in which are flung the tiny lime green male flowers and the inflated burgundy ovary lolling like an old-fashioned scent diffuser.
This black-purple spurge can reach two metres and is native to Tenerife in the Canary Islands, a scattering of islands so richly speciated that they perfectly demonstrate the Henslow/Darwin assertion that there is something 'peculiar' about island ecologies.
Please note that this Euphorbia is in the Oceanic Islands house of the Glasshouse Range but this conflicts with a google mapping tool so it can't be properly plotted!