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 cros 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. Not everyone agrees, and general practice seems to be to continue to refer to bogotensis as a separate species.