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 brown-dotted. 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.
See also the edible but poor-tasting Suillus pungens
which can have a similar appearance. It differs in that the stem is dotted with brown glandular dots and it has a distinctive, pungent odor of bananas.