A number of deadly poisonous species of Amanita
are superficially similar and also have a whitish spore deposit, but do not match all the key characteristics of this species. For example, the deadly poisonous Amanita smithiana
differs in that it has a bulbous stem base, it lacks brownish stains, it has soft flesh, and it lacks the distinctive odor. The inedible/acrid Russula cascadensis
and the edible Russula brevipes
differ in that they lack the brownish discolorations, lack a ring on the stem, and lack the distinctive odor.