of the world with mediterranean climate areas shown in red; all
mediterranean climate areas lie between about 30o and 45o
of latitude and they are all near the coast on the western edge of
above map is adapted from: Ecosystems of the World, Vol. II, Mediterranean-Type
Shrublands (F. DiCastri, D.W. Goodall and R.L. Specht, Eds.),
Elsevier, Amsterdam, 1981.