Lytton John Musselman


Lytton John Musselman is Mary Payne Hogan Professor Botany, and Manager of the Blackwater Ecologic Preserve in the Department of Biological Sciences at Old Dominion where he also served as Department Chair. His research centers on the biology of parasitic angiosperms, especially those in the Middle East and Africa. Recipient of four Fulbright Awards (Sudan, West Bank, Jordan, Brunei Darussalam), he has also been a Visiting Professor at the American University of Beirut, and the American University of Iraq-Sulaimani. He is co-founder and co-editor of Haustorium, the newsletter of the International Parasitic Plants Society, and served as a consultant to the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture and the International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas. His most recent books are Edible Wild Plants of the Carolinas: A Forager's Companion (with Peter W. Schafran) 2021, and Solomon Described Plants: A Botanical Guide to Plant Life in the Bible (2022).