The inedible Hydnellum suaveolens
differs in that the stem is purplish or bluish and it has a strong odor of anise or peppermint. The inedible Hydnellum caeruleum
differs in that the cap is bluish (more so when young), the stem is orange, and the spore deposit is brown. The inedible Hydnellum aurantiacum
differs in that the cap is orange to orange-brown and the spore deposit is brown. Bankera violascens
, of unknown edibility, differs in that the cap is brown with purple or grey tones and the stem is darker than the cap.
See also Hydnum oregonense