Can anyone identify this fungus/berry/whatever?

by Thru-Hiker

My Mom has a few big oak trees in her front yard in central Texas. There's quite a few of these berry looking things on the ground, and I'm having trouble finding what they are. Not even sure what to google. Figure someone here might know.

There isn't any obvious fungus in the trees, they look healthy. And I can't see anywhere that these are even growing. And there are no obvious groupings on the ground, the berries are all randomly strewn.

Pic isn't great, the colors are red and kind of a cream color all speckled.

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Posted on Jun 28, 2012, 9:56 AM

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  1. If you've a college or university nearby..... Ketira, Jun 28, 2012
  2. Cypinidae, maybe. , Jun 28, 2012
    1. Winner winner. Thru-Hiker, Jun 28, 2012
      1. Saw some of these for the first time recently.. keantoken, Jun 28, 2012
  3. For Future Note.... , Jun 28, 2012
    1. Thanks.... Thru-Hiker, Jun 28, 2012
      1. Oaks for shade, branches and stuff. Solar, Jun 29, 2012
  4. A minor tidbit about mushrooms.. MephitMark, Jun 29, 2012
  5. Oak gall. Ironbadger, Jun 29, 2012

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