Russula subpuncta has reddish-pink convex cap mottled with white spots, especially in the center where it becomes depressed in age. The flesh is white and the taste is acrid. The white to pale cream gills are broadly attached and closely spaced. Spore print is pale ochre-yellow. Russula sub-unita can be found in summer and early autumn in deciduous forests, especially under oak, beech or hickory.