Russula decolorans starts out convex and eventually flattens or becomes sub-vase-shaped. It has an coppery orange cuticle with a central depressed disc that fades to yellow with maturity. It peels with difficulty to 1/3 of the cap’s radius. The close, broad, attached gills and the stem are white. Spores are cream to pale ochre. This russula has a mild to slightly acrid taste. Like Russula rubescens and Russula claroflavatheflesh, gills and stem DISCOLOR from gray to black. Found in swampy pine woodlands growing alone, gregariously or scattered.