Evergreen buckthorn

Rhamnus alaternus

Evergreen buckthorn (Rhamnus alaternus) is a bush or small three with alternate, small, similar to those of Quercus ilex ssp. ballota leaves but brilliant because the lack of hairs. This is a dioic plant with masculine individuals ( and feminine ones. Feminine individuals produce round, first reddish, then black when ripe fruits.
The 1st picture shows a male individual in blossom, with flowers containing 5 fertile stamens. The 2nd picture displays, one female individual plenty of fruits.

[photos Florenci Vallès]