Just got the pics of the recently described new slipper orchid Makaropedium luteo-viridis Colorado from my good friend and co-author of the description A. Grotié. It is the first find of a slipper orchid for the macaronesian region and as Africa is completely devoid of slippers, this was a big surprise. The nearest cousins would be Cyp. calceolus (Spain mainland) and the south american Phragmipedium species, and as I understand, the authors thought there is enough evidence to create a new genus Makaropedium (reference to the region as in Mexipedium) . Locally this rare and endangered plant is know as 'bota de baifo' which literally means 'boots of the kid (young goat)' Enjoy!