Mr. Jarvis grew this hybrid from seed produced by John Boggan of the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C., USA. His results are reported in the first 1998 issue of CrossWords, the newsletter of the Gesneriad Hybridizers’ Association. The results of the cross between these two species were variable. A somewhat different-looking seedling can be seen by clicking here.
A recent revision of Kohleria by Kvist and Skog placed K. bogotensis with Kohleria amabalis, as a variety, i.e. K. amabalis var. bogotensis.