The edible but poor-tasting Suillus pungens
can have a similar appearance. It differs in that the stem is dotted with brown glandular dots and it has a distinctive, pungent odor, reminiscent of bananas. The edible Suillus quiescens
differs most obviously in that the stem is yellowish near the apex. The edible Suillus fuscotomentosus
differs in that the stem is browndotted. The probably edible Suillus pseudobrevipes
differs in that the cap is honey-colored, the cap retains remnants of the partial veil, and the stem has a reddish, fibrous ring zone.