I believe that this is a shrub. The leaves are oval shaped with a slightly pointed end. The stem is brown and the leaves are green. It is growing in a small forest-like area. In the area of the shrub there is moderate rainfall. I look forward to your response.
this appears to be one of the cultivated [or escaped] privets, probably Ligustrum japonicum or a similar species. They are often grown as hedges, and have blueish berries that are spread by birds. It is not native.
Steve Hill, Botanist, SCNPS