The cap of Russula flavisiccans is dry, slightly velvety and pinkish to pinkish-red fading with age to pinkish yellow, orange or cream colored, especially in the center, where cracks may develop. Cuticle doesn't easily peel. White gills bruise brownish-yellow-orange with handling and age. Stipe is white to pale pinkish and stains brown. Spore print is white. Taste somewhat bitter and oily. Somewhat similar to RUSSULA pulchra. Mycorrhizal with hardwoods. Found in oak-hickory forests.