Rhamnus L.

2 species in Aust. (1 native, 1 naturalized); Qld, Vic., NSW, S.A.

*Rhamnus alaternus L.

Spreading, evergreen shrub or small tree up to 6 m high. Leaves alternate, elliptic, 2.5–4 cm long, 10–25 mm wide, dentate, glabrous, shining on the upper surface. Flowers in short compact racemes. Petals 5. Fruit drupaceous, blue-black. Introd. from Europe. Fl. spring. Buckthorn