The similar-looking Laccaria fraterna
, of unknown edibility, differs in that cap is reddish brown and it grows in association with ornamental trees. The inedibleLaccaria tortilis
differ in that it is smaller (under 35 mm broad) and prefer high elevations. The edible and similar-looking Laccaria proxima
and Laccaria nobilis
differ in that the cap is larger (up to 8 cm broad) and slightly scalier. The edible Laccaria bicolor
differs in that the gills are faintly purplish.
See also Laccaria amethysteo-occidentalis .