Observation 168484: Non-fungal

Small white oval shaped Fungi? Found just below the soil surface. Some attached roots were evident at time of find. This specimen looked like others I had found below the soil surface, but when cut was different. The specimen was dry and crusty beneath the outer white surface that was thin, and when cut I thought it may not be fungi but some type of forest seed. The internal body seemed to have some sort of seeds or shapes that looked like seeds. Still unsure what I have found.

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Used references: NATS Field Guide To Selected North American Truffles and Truffle-like Fungi. Reported from France Oregon, California, and Mexico. Fresh specimens have a capitate columella, which seems to be missing here. Spores are enclosed in brown elongated peridioles, which are easily separated. This looks more like a parasitized rose-hip.
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Recognized by sight: looks like a fallen fruit or seed covered with a hyphomycete

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