Lactarius pubescens latex white not changing or staining,
cream color spore print, Mycorrhizal with Birch species, taste slowly acrid, similar to Lactarius torminosus but is less wholly, smaller, cap is less zoned and also has smaller spores (Lactarius pubescens spore size, 6-8,5 × 4-6, Lactarius torminosus spore size, 7,5-9,5 × 5,5-7)
Lactarius pubescens var. betulae latex turning yellow quickly, spore print white to cream, otherwise similar to Lactarius pubescens var pubescens cap also non-zoned, Mycorrhizal with Birch species
Lactarius torminosus Mycorrhizal with Birch species, latex white unchanging, Tate very acrid (sharp).
Lactarius torminosus var. nordmanensis latex staining gills yellow, (see David Arora).
Lactarius subtorminosus latex white, similar to Lactarius torminosus except the taste is mild instead of sharp, and it is lighter in color then L.torminosus(see M.E. Schalkwijk-Barendsen).
Lactarius subvillosus pink-oranges cap, bearded when young smoother with age.
Lactarius psammicola with orangish zones on cap also bearded