Breitenbach / Kranzlin Sp# 223 Dasyscyphus niveus is correct in every way except the shape of the apothecial hairs is different. In the present species the terminal cell is not at all swollen (see micro photo).
Another species listed on Internet is D. montana: In Mycokey there is an illustration of hairs that fits description but I cannot find a complete description of this species.

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Material rehydrated in 3% KOH and mounted in Melzer’s Iodine; photographed with Nikon Coolpix 4500 under 400X magnification
Stereo L/R (parallel) format
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Used references: Breitenbach / Kranzlin Fungi of Switzerland Vol 1
Mycokey images on Internet
reference to other images of Dasyscyphella species on Internet
Based on microscopic features: Spore size 7-8 × 2 um
Hair shape is different from that described for D. nivea; see photo

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